ZHAW statement on Russia's war against Ukraine
The ZHAW shares the position of the Swiss Federal Council and strongly condemns the military intervention and massive violation of international law by Russia. This crisis affects not only Russia and Ukraine but all of Europe and calls into question the peace in Europe that has become established over the past few decades. The consequences for international security and cooperation still can hardly be foreseen.
The ZHAW joined swissuniversities in calling on European governments to take immediate action to protect Ukrainian university staff, students, researchers, civil society and the entire Ukrainian population. Swiss universities work together to admit lecturers, researchers and students from Ukrainian universities.
Furthermore, the ZHAW followed the recommendation of swissuniversities to examine and suspend cooperations with universities in Russia if they serve to support the Russian government's war policy. The ZHAW will support institutions as well as researchers and students in Russia who are suffering from the current situation and who stand up for European values as far as it can.
Our sympathy and solidarity go out to the people of Ukraine.