Solidarity with the Ukrainian People
Solidarity with the Ukrainian People
The HEC Paris community wishes to express its unconditional support for the Ukrainian people and all the victims of this conflict which it condemns. In the face of war, our campus and our multicultural community of students, professors and alumni remain united, faithful to their values of peace and purposeful leadership.
Our community would like to show its unconditional support for the Ukrainian people and all the families of the victims of the conflict. We do believe that the decisions of politicians should not separate us apart; moreover, we are proud that on campus more than 110 different nationalities live and work together to create a better society.
Eloïc Peyrache, Director General and Dean of HEC Paris
A new association : HEC Ukraine
In the context of the armed conflict in Ukraine, the Ukrainian students of the campus have just created with the support of the School the Association HEC Ukraine whose mission will be to coordinate and organize the support to the Ukrainian people from the HEC campus.
HEC Alumni, ESCP Alumni et ESSEC Alumni: : all together for Ukraine
With the rapidly deteriorating situation in Ukraine, the alumni associations of HEC Paris, ESCP, and ESSEC have come together to raise much needed funds on behalf of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
The need to reaffirm the international principles of peace and respect has never been greater. We invite you to donate to UNHCR in order to provide refugees from Ukraine with protection, shelter, emergency aid and financial support.
An MOU has been signed between HEC Paris and the Ukrainian Global University
The Ukrainian Global University (UGU) is an initiative led by the Kyiv School of Economics and endorsed by the Office of the President of Ukraine. It aims at facilitating a certain level of continuity within the academic community for displaced persons and for those at home not able to continue with their studies and/or research.
The primary contributions that HEC Paris will be making within this framework include:
- Facilitating access to the Imagine Fellowship, which supports students from war-affected nations to embark on MiM studies at HEC Paris.
- The potential creation of a Combined Degree with a leading Ukrainian Engineering School
- Opening seats within our Summer School programs
- Developing exchange opportunities within the MiM program, starting from September
- Providing online programming through the Executive Certificate in Sustainable Transition Management
- Incubation and start-up support to Ukrainian entrepreneurs
- Career coaching & workshops for students
- Access to online language teaching programs for students
- Facilitating the hosting of visiting faculty and PhD students
- Exploring options for providing office / desk space for displaced Ukrainian faculty
Now that the MOU is signed, the UGU will begin matching HEC Paris with students & academics in need.
HEC Alumni mobilizes
While the Ukrainians resist with courage, honoring the democratic ideals that we defend, our thoughts are with our fellow HEC graduates in Ukraine, their families, and all the Ukrainian people.
Adrien Couret, HEC Alumni Association’s President
HEC Alumni has listed the solidarity initiatives related to the war in Ukraine, to allow everyone to contribute. Several actions have also been launched, in connection with the HEC Alumni Chapter in Ukraine and the HEC Ukraine student association:
- Creation of a WhatsApp group HEC Alumni in Ukraine,
- Identification of community members who can help,
- Preparation of a collection of basic necessities, protective equipment for civilians and medicines by the HEC Alumni Poitou-Charentes club,
- Preparation of support actions for students and employees affected by this crisis.
HEC Alumni is identifying members of our community who can help, including offers of accommodation for refugees from Ukraine, especially for the families of our Ukrainian students and alumni.
HEC Stories interviewed Georgiy Grokhovsky (E.10), President of HEC Alumni Ukraine chapter.
What our Professors Say
March 10, 2022 - "Ukraine/Russia: the Energy Factor"
Jean-Michel Gauthier, professor of finance and executive director of the HEC Energy and Finance Chair, discusses a key factor in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine: the issue of energy. He helps us understand the role energy plays in the current situation, and the potential impact of the current upheaval on the entire world (recorded on March 3, 2022).
Listen to the podcast :