Palacký University offers scholarships to Belarusian students, research stays to academics

Palacký University in Olomouc will offer semester-long scholarships to Belarusian students and research stays for academics from Belarusian State University in Minsk and Yanka Kupala State University in Grodno.

The Czech university has made similar offers before through its involvement with Scholars at Risk, a US-based international network of institutions that supports and defends academic freedom and the human rights of scholars.

Palacký University rector Jaroslav Miller said the freedom and rights of Belarusian students and academics are currently at risk. He said the first students and fellows should arrive in February.

Author: Brian Kenety