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Academic freedom under attack in Ukraine

Sunflower, the symbol for Ukariane.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has affected the whole of Ukrainian society. The academic sector has played an important role in the country and had many international contacts and collaborations.

What is now happening in Ukraine is both worrying and alarming. It concerns of course the suffering caused by war and destruction but also the threat to democracy and freedom of opinion.

At Lund University, we strive to safeguard academic freedom on a global level. This is why, on 2 May, the Council for Ethics and Academic Freedom and Scholars at Risk are inviting staff, students and the general public to a seminar on the situation for scholars and academic freedom in Ukraine.

The seminar will include a description of how Ukrainian academics have been affected by the war, what support is available and how Lund University has organised its support.

/Jimmie Kristensson

Read more:

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

This text is a part of LU News 8 - 2022

Jimmie Kristensson. Foto: Charlotte Carloberg-Bärg.

Pro Vice-Chancellor Jimmie Kristensson

jimmie [dot] kristensson [at] rektor [dot] lu [dot] se (jimmie[dot]kristensson[at]rektor[dot]lu[dot]se)

Telephone: +46 (0)46 222 19 74

Pro Vice-Chancellors' secretary Gerd Hawaleska

gerd [dot] hawaleska [at] rektor [dot] lu [dot] se (gerd[dot]hawaleska[at]rektor[dot]lu[dot]se)

Telephone: +46 (0)46 222 38 95