We are in solidarity with the Ukraine
As community of academics, and as a European research network, we feel deeply connected to Europe and its democratic values.
At the ERCIS Headquarters, we are profoundly shocked by Russia's unwarranted attack on the Ukraine and deeply concerned for the lives and well-being of our friends and colleagues, as well as all people in the Ukraine. Our solidarity goes to the entire Ukrainian population.
The ERCIS Headquarters has stopped cooperation with our Russian partner universities and institutions until further notice. We know that this step also creates injustices. We are aware that numerous scientists and students reject the war against Ukraine from the bottom of their hearts and are committed to peaceful and constitutional conditions. Nevertheless, this step is essential. The attack on the sovereignty of an independent state in violation of international law are irreconcilable with the principles of peace, democracy and human rights. The attack undermines academic values and the freedom of research and teaching, which are the basis of our academic activities.