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Exhibition | Unissued Diplomas

Unissued Diplomas Exhibition and Discussion
Friday, February 24, 2023, 2:30 pm – Saturday, March 11, 2023, 5:30 pm

Central European University presents "Unissued Diplomas," an exhibition marking one year of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The exhibition features 24 diplomas issued posthumously to students from Ukraine who were killed by the Russian aggression since February 24, 2022. They represent unfairly taken young lives whose dreams remained unfulfilled. Each diploma uncovers a personal story about an education, life goals, and changes in the past year of those who will never graduate. Some of the students sacrificed their studies and aspirations for the sake of their country, some died in the occupied territories, some became victims of Russian attacks on civil infrastructure. We created this exhibition to highlight the ongoing war, and the price people in Ukraine pay daily for their freedom.

Place: QS Auditorium, Glass Hall. (Quellenstrasse 51, 1100 Vienna, Austria)

Opening of the Exhibition at 14:30 CET


The event intends to bring together the student voices to discuss the experience brought by the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. Looking at one year of the full-fledged war, we will reflect on how students should be supported during the war. Is it comfortable for students from Ukraine to talk about the war? How to talk about the war in the university space? What should be avoided in those talks?

The event will start with questions from a moderator to the students from Austria-base universities who combine their studies with civil activities, and then the open floor will be provided to other participants to ask the questions.

Place: QS Auditorium

Date: February 24, 15.30 CET