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LiU increases preparedness in uncertain times

Due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the serious situation in which Europe finds itself, a special working group at Linköping University (LiU) is following developments and their effects on the university. The working group is headed by the team leader in the crisis management group, Joakim Nejdeby.

En grupp människor som sitter med sina datorer runt ett bord och diskuterar.These are uncertain times, and everybody reacts to them differently. Show extra care for your colleagues and fellow students. Take a moment to support them by talking with and listening to them. For help processing what is happening around us, or for those who have experienced previous such trauma, co-workers can turn to their managers, and students can seek help from Student Health.

  • Keep yourself updated on developments by getting information from credible sources. At https://www.krisinformation.se/en, you can find lots of information about how you should act in light of the current situation.
  • LiU supports the people of Ukraine and stands for basic values, the value of democracy and academic freedom. 
  • LiU is dropping its research collaboration and formal agreements with public higher education institutions in Russia and Belarus. 
  • Information meetings with university representatives, trade unions, the student unions and other forums are being held on a continuous basis.
  • On 4 March, a large workshop took place during which the university's continuity planning was updated. Individuals from both central and institutional crisis management teams took part, as did student representatives.
  • LiU participates in Scholars at Risk, an international network that helps vulnerable academics. We may take in academics displaced by the war. 

It is hard to get a clear picture of how the situation in Ukraine will develop, both in the short and long term. The University Management at LiU is gathering new information continuously and will continue to keep you informed.

More to read:

LiU supports the people of Ukraine

LiU drops cooperation agreements with Russia

LiU supports vulnerable scholars

Scholars at Risk

Emergency information from Swedish authorities

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Anna Valentinsson 2022-03-04

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Last updated: 2022-03-04