War in Ukraine

Nova SBE Message for Peace and Togetherness

Nova SBE understood its role from the very beginning. And ever since, it has been committed to participating in the positive transformation of our world. That’s why, soon after a terrifying pandemic, it is saddened to witness a devastating and unnecessary war.

But peace and togetherness among all humans are at the core of Nova SBE’s values, and every day, on campus, students and faculty from all around the world come together to show that unity in diversity makes us more human.

And tomorrow, as with yesterday, we are a school with a role to play. One we cannot avoid or delay. That’s why Nova SBE is launching aid initiatives to support all Ukrainians in need and respond to the impossible suffering this folly is causing in the hope of contributing to an open, sustainable, and more inclusive world.

Aside from these emergency funding initiatives, Nova SBE is also putting together and supporting the creation of all sorts of resources for this purpose – talks, events, initiatives – and is developing support and advice tools (academic and non-academic) to help its community understand the current situation.

A message from the Dean

Nova SBE is shocked and incredibly saddened by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. My heart goes out to the people of Ukraine who are enduring the impossible suffering of this folly, and we condemn the strategy and the tactics of the aggression against them. At the same time, we remain committed to the role of education as a bridge to a better and more peaceful world. Now more than ever.

I hope that this situation ends as soon as possible. But, in the end, it will depend on human agency. And however little we can do, we all have a Role to Play.

Ukraine – Russia

Initiatives, support, and information

Donating money

Anyone willing to make monetary donations can do so with the MBWay platform through the “Juntos Vamos Ajudar a Ucrânia” (Together Let’s Help Ukraine) movement it created. If you’re an international citizen who doesn’t have the app or a valid credit card that can be associated, you can donate to:

International Committee of the Red Cross – Ukraine Crisis

With Visa, Mastercard, or PayPal options

Donating supplies

To centralize and coordinate all goods, the Nova SBE Students’ Union set up two drop-off donation points – the Welcome Desk and the Nova SBE Students’ Union headquarters, at the entrance of the KMPG Gallery, both at the Carcavelos Campus – where anyone can leave clothing and shoes, toiletries, blankets, sleeping bags, bandages, nappies, and baby wipes, and sanitary products.

Give Peace a Chance – Benefit Concert in Support of Ukraine

Nova SBE and Crescendo organized a solidarity concert to raise funds to support all Ukrainians in need. Crescendo's teachers and musicians performed with Nova SBE's choir, A Nova Kind of Melody, performing the concert's first act and guest performers.

Patient Innovation Stands With Ukraine

Following the recent events in Ukraine, Patient Innovation felt compelled to collect and share some do-it-yourself (DIY) solutions for emergency relief, that can potentially be of help to those affected by the war.


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