Rocket Strikes on Universities


From the first days of the full-scale war, the targets of the Russian shelling were educational infrastructure facilities – school buildings, kindergartens, universities. The Ministry of Education and Science has even created a special site with an interactive map of the destruction, but the amount of damage is increasing faster than the moderators have time to update the information on the site. However, even these incomplete statistics show that the educational infrastructure of Kharkiv region, which is at the epicenter of hostilities, has suffered, perhaps, the most in Ukraine.

At the same time, the destruction of universities is a double blow to the education system and the scientific potential of the state, and thus double damage to the economy, which is extremely difficult to assess. Whether Kharkiv universities were able to adapt to the conditions of the war and what damage the occupiers are causing to the educational infrastructure –  in the material of the Analytical Center «Observatory of Democracy». 

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