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Academic freedom and universities under attack in Ukraine - 2 May

Ukrainsk flagga mot blå bakgrund.

The Russian invasion has affected the entire Ukrainian society. Before the war, the academic sector played an important role in the life of the country with many international contacts and connections. This seminar is devoted to the situation for Ukrainian universities and academics, for academic freedom, and how Lund University can support.

2 maj 2022 15:15 till 16:45 | Palaestra, room 105

Staff and students at Lund University as well as external participants are welcome to this seminar which is jointly organised by the Council for Ethics and Academic Freedom and Scholars at Risk at Lund University.

Academic freedom and universities under attack in Ukraine | Staff Pages (

Programme 2 May 2022

15:15 – Welcome and introduction

Jimmie Kristensson, Pro Vice-Chancellor & Johan Östling, Senior Lecturer in History

15:20 – What should we know about the Ukrainian academe in times of war?

Eleonora Narvselius, Associate Professor at Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

15:35 – Helping out in the time of need: Ukrainian researchers in focus

Oksana Mont, Professor at International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics

15:45 – How does Scholars at Risk respond to the attack on Ukraine?

Pär Svensson, contact for Scholars at Risk, International Office

15:55 – How has Lund University been organised to manage the continuation of research and to support Ukraine?

Björn Fagerström, Head of Division – Research, Collaboration and Innovation

16:00 – 16:45 – Discussions and Q&A