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Support the Future of Ukraine

The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) together with the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and the Embassy of Ukraine in Sweden invite students, faculty, staff and partners to a hybrid event to learn more about the impact of the war in Ukraine and to support fellow students and faculty members from the FREE Network partner school, the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) and Ukrainian academics and students more generally.


This event launches the support association, Friends of KSE, and will host speakers and participants from all over the world, including of course colleagues from the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE). A number of highly distinguished speakers will join this event to discuss the matter, among them:

The moderators will be Torbjörn Becker, Director of SITE and Board Member of KSE together with Wilma Liewendahl, President of the Student Association (SASSE) at SSE.

During the evening, funds will be raised for the newly formed Swedish nonprofit organization, the Friends of KSE, to help provide intellectual and humanitarian support to researchers and students at KSE, working within and outside Ukraine’s borders.


The event will take place in a hybrid format and will be open to the public, however, registration is necessary. Please register via the Trippus registration platform (click here). The event will be held in the SSE Aula at the Stockholm School of Economics main building at Sveavägen 65 and available online via the Zoom platform.

About “Friends of KSE”

Friends of KSE is a Swedish nonprofit (“Ideell förening”) with the purpose to support academics with links to Ukraine and in particular, though not exclusively, those at the Kyiv School of Economics. This will be done through fundraising and financial as well as intellectual support. The funds raised will only be used to support Ukrainian academics and faculty, staff, and students at KSE. The administrative cost of the association is capped not to exceed 5% of the funds raised. Anyone that wants to support KSE is welcome, and there is also an opportunity to join the association.

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed during events and conferences are those of the authors; they do not necessarily reflect those of the FREE Network and its research institutes.