Statement of the University of Magdeburg on attack on Ukraine
The invasion of Ukraine by troops of the Russian Federation has shocked us all. Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg stands for the European spirit of free and peaceful coexistence of all people. We condemn the unjustified attack on sovereign and democratic Ukraine, which is contrary to international law.
Our thoughts are with all those affected by this war; our solidarity is with the entire Ukrainian population and especially with our 115 Ukrainian students, visiting scholars and university partners in Ukraine, with whom we are closely connected through a variety of cooperations, exchange programs and partnerships. Quite a few of our students, scientists and scholars have remained in Magdeburg after their studies at the university and are in great concern for their families in Ukraine. Our solidarity goes out to them as well.
The University of Magdeburg is currently examining what support is necessary and possible on its part for all the people concerned.
The further procedure, especially regarding the continuation of our cooperation programs, will be discussed promptly in close coordination with the other German universities involved and the DAAD.
As its member, Magdeburg University endorses all points of the appeal for solidarity of the German Rectors' Conference.