The Belarusian opposition has been fighting for democratic freedoms for months. Today, 25 March is the Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Independent Belarusian People’s Republic, the Day of Belarusian Freedom. The holiday is not recognized by the authorities in Minsk, but is celebrated by the society, especially by the democratic opposition. The Adam Mickiewicz University supports these freedom aspirations, so today we show solidarity with the citizens of Belarus.
At the beginning of the year, taking into account the difficult political, social and economic situation in Belarus, Poznan universities together with local governments came together and declared support for Belarusians studying in the capital of Wielkopolska. At Adam Mickiewicz University, 37 Belarusian students will be receiving 1000 PLN gross per month, for the consecutive 9 months. This academic year there are 334 students from Belarus studying at AMU.
Last June (2020) Adam Mickiewicz University offered opportunity to study at AMU without tuition fees to Belarusian students who were expelled from their home universities. Back then only two people took advantage of this offer.
This year, money from local governments will also go to Belarusian students of the Poznan University of Life Sciences, Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań, Poznan University of Medical Sciences and Poznan University of Technology. The Marshal’s Office of the Wielkopolska Region, the Poznań District (Poviat Starosty) Office and the Poznań City Hall donated nearly 500 000 PLN for this purpose.