On January 28 European Humanities University’s (EHU) leadership met with the Ambassadors and the Heads of the diplomatic missions of major EHU donor countries.
Before the upcoming Donor Assembly President Prof. Anatoli Mikhailov, Rector Prof. David Pollick and Chief of Academic Affairs Prof. Aliaksandr Kalbaska met with Ambassadors and Heads of diplomatic missions of EHU donor countries, including representatives of Norway, Sweden, Germany, France, USA, Austria, Poland and others. The briefing was organized with the support of the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Andrius Krivas and Ambassador-at-Large for Eastern Neighbourhood Dr. Žygimantas Pavilionis.
Diplomats were briefed with the current state of affairs in EHU and recent updates on university students and alumni achievements. Rector Prof. Pollick presented positive changes, University has recently undergone, including reduction in operating expenses, the strategic planning process and the measures taken to improve the quality of education in EHU.
Ambassadors noted EHU’s commitment to international academic freedoms and the high potential of the University in strengthening the dialogue between Belarusian civil society and Europe. One of the main topics for discussion was the financial situation of the university and new possible sources of financial support
Following the meeting Rector Prof. Pollick noted: “EHU is utmostly grateful to our host Lithuania and tremendous support of all donor countries during these 10 years in Vilnius. Financial and political support of University donors allows our students to receive higher education free of ideological control and to contribute to the future of their home - Belarus”.