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swissuniversities strongly condemns Russia's military invasion in Ukraine

swissuniversities endorses the Federal Council's statement condemning Russia's military invasion in the strongest possible terms and noting that Russia has thereby massively violated international law. The short-, medium- and longer-term consequences for international security and cooperation can hardly be foreseen at present.

We call on European governments to take immediate action to protect the lives and careers of Ukrainian university staff, students, researchers, and civil society actors, as well as the entire Ukrainian population.

The warlike developments will have serious consequences for Ukrainian universities. Swiss universities will do everything in their power to host teachers, researchers and students from Ukrainian universities.

swissuniversities also supports the appeals and statements of partner institutions and associations:

European University Association EUA:

https://eua.eu/news/834:eua-statement-of-solidarity-with-ukraine.html;

https://eua.eu/news/835:european-university-association-statement-on-ukraine.html

The Guild:

https://www.the-guild.eu/news/2022/europe%E2%80%99s-universities-must-stand-up-for-democracy.html

Academic Cooperation Association (ACA):

https://aca-secretariat.be/post_latest_news/aca-calls-for-tangible-support-for-the-ukrainian-higher-education-sector/

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF): https://www.snf.ch/en/K3nRntj2wgma8Zjo/news/snsf-supports-ukrainian-researchers

Swiss Student Union (VSS-UNES-USU): https://vss-unes.ch/en/positionen/andere/