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Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

The University of the Arts Bremen extends its condolence to all people affected by the devastating natural disaster.

Devastating earthquakes occurred in Turkey and Syria in February 2023. The natural disaster killed more than 37,000 people, leaving many injured and suddenly homeless. The full extent of the destruction cannot yet be assessed.

The community of the University of the Arts Bremen is very international, many of our members come from Turkey and Syria and have family and friends there. The University of the Arts Bremen expresses its condolences to all people affected by this devastating natural disaster.

If you want to help and support the people living in the affected areas, you can find detailed information and answers to the most frequently asked questions on the website of the German Federal Foreign Office.

Affected students can contact the psychological counseling service of the Studierendenwerk.
Affected HfK members can contact our external counseling center:

Eva Frank-Bleckwedel
Graduate psychologist, graduate music therapist, supervisor DGSV
Phone: 0421 - 49 89 38 0

HfK students can turn to the HfK Social Fund if financial need is imminent. Getting in touch early is recommended, applications are treated confidentially.

→ International students:
The International Office is also available to answer questions: