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The Compostela Group of Universities supports the Scholars at Risk’s statement in solidarity with the population and the Higher Education community in Ukraine. 

The network Scholars at Risk (SAR), whose mission is to protect threatened scholars and to promote academic freedom, issued a statement last Wednesday expressing its solidarity with the “people of Ukraine and with people around the world, including in Russia, in condemning the ongoing acts of aggression against the Ukrainian people and territory by the agents and armed forces of the Russian Federation”.

This document is supported by the Compostela Group of Universities, the Asociación Mexicana para la Educación Internacional, the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration, the International Association of La Salle Universities, the Open Society University Network, Grenoble Alpes University and the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences.

In the text, SAR recognises “the urgent need at the national and multinational level for humanitarian assistance, security interventions, and diplomacy to end the violence and to protect the rights, safety and well-being of the Ukrainian population”. It also supports the proposals of the Inspireurope initiative, among others, “for a dedicated EU fellowship scheme for researchers at risk, including researchers and academics from Ukraine”.

The full text of the Scholars at Risk’s statement in solidarity with Ukraine is available for consultation in English on the website of the network.