Two recent opinion pieces discuss the moves that higher education must make to rebuild societies after war. Sameerah T Saeed and Patrick Blessinger write that the education system in countries experiencing conflict, such as Ukraine, has been severely damaged. The authors argue that educational institutions such as universities must prepare to adapt to their new realities, while global higher education must play a role in rebuilding post-war countries. A recent article published by Nature’s editorial team also calls for the global scientific community to remain united in its focus on supporting Ukraine. The authors emphasize that the international community will need to play a role in reconstructing and modernizing Ukraine’s research and educational infrastructure. University World News| Nature Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.