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Campus - 01.03.2022 - 00:00

University of St.Gallen reaffirms their solidarity with Ukraine

The University of St.Gallen (HSG) is deeply dismayed by Russia's recent invasion of Ukraine. It condemns this massive violation of international law against a sovereign state, which has brought pain and suffering to innocent people, families and communities.

1 March 2022. The war in Ukraine stands in stark contrast to the principles of peace, freedom, tolerance and coop-eration across borders, for which HSG stands.

Therefore, the University of St.Gallen supports the solidarity statements of swissuniversities and the European University Association (EUA), the appeals of other partner institutions and networks, as well as the social media initiative #UnisStandWithUkraine.

HSG not only strongly affirms its solidarity with members of the higher education community and the broader population in Ukraine, but also acknowledges the difficult situation faced by its partner universities and other higher education institutions in Russia, as well as with exchange students. The University leadership reaffirms its determination to support those affected.

In addition, HSG wants to give all HSG community members the opportunity to share their messages and thoughts regarding this crisis at the "Personality Development Grid" at SQUARE and encourages all community members from all nations to participate in this exchange.

Furthermore, the University of St.Gallen and the student body (SHSG) appreciate and support the engagement of its students who want to get involved and contribute with special activities.

Support services for university employees

Psychological and pastoral support:

Pastoral counselors and the Psychological Counseling Service are available to help you cope with your personal situation.

Support with your studies:

Support offers for University members from Ukraine and Russia

The University of St.Gallen opposes the curtailment of academic freedom. Therefore, the HSG continues its humanitarian tradition, which was shown during the crises in Hungary (1956) and in the then Czechoslovakia (1968) and will continue to support and protect academic activities. As a member of Scholars at Risk, the HSG offers the following points of contact:

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