LUGANSK, February 6 (Lugansk Media Centre) - More than 200 students from Kiev-controlled areas of Lugansk Region study at Vladimir Dal Lugansk National University (LNU) under the aegis of the Donbass people reunification humanitarian programme, LNU Vice Rector for Research and Studies Prof Vadim Miroshnikov told a news briefing at Lugansk Media Centre on Tuesday.
“Our university is a leading LPR higher education institution; its top position is foremost secured by high-skilled faculty,” Miroshnikov said.
“As of now, our university provides training to 240 students from Ukraine-controlled territory; 128 of them are full time first-year students and the rest are correspondence students,” he said.
The vice rector made it clear that students from Ukraine-held areas enjoy the same opportunities as their LPR peers.
“The students from Kiev-held areas are entitled to free housing. On top of that, the health centre on the campus provides treatment to students in addition to meal service and accommodation. Students are involved in campus life, Including amateur performances, sports, cultural events and research.
“I believe “adaptation” is not the right word; they have been our people and continue to belong,” Miroshnikov said.
The university hopes that the number of students from Kiev-controlled territory will not decrease next year.
On 17 February 2017 DPR and LPR Heads Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitskiy launched the program of humanitarian assistance for residents of Kiev-occupied part of Donbass. The main goal of the programme is to support socially vulnerable groups. It envisions financial and medical aid and education services, as well as environmental safety of Donbass residents.
LPR Telecom and Mass Communications Ministry launched the humanitarian programme website.