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The Russian invasion of Ukraine(2)

Here, staff and students can read information about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. University management is in continual contact with the Government Offices and the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions. SLU is following the Government’s instructions.

Vice chancellor Maria Knutson Wedel. Photo.

Condemnation of the invasion

“It is with sorrow that we are following what is happening in Ukraine. We support the Swedish Government’s condemnation of the invasion. We are now looking at how we can help the students and staff who may have been negatively affected,” says Vice-Chancellor Maria Knutson Wedel. 

Read the Vice-Chancellor's blog post where she puts the unimaginable into words and emphazises that our academic values and democratic principles will be more important than ever.

SLU endorses the following statements:

Riksdagshuset in Stockholm. Photo.

Collaborations with Russia and Belarus to be paused

On 2 March, the Government urgently requested all Swedish universities and higher education institutions to pause contacts and research collaborations with state institutions in Russia and Belarus.

Management is now looking at how SLU will be able to put the Government's request into action. Information about collaborations, contributed by managers, is collected and compiled. Many specific questions arise in individual cases. In close cooperation with other Swedish Higher Education Institutions, guidelines are developed to support all those affected in our operations, who need to make their own decisions about their collaborations.

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Concerning students from Ukraine and Russia

There are currently no exchange students from Ukraine or Russia at SLU, as previous partnership agreements have expired.

We are awaiting instructions from the Swedish Migration Agency and the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions about how the EU’s Temporary Protection Directive will affect tuition fees and residence permits for our Ukrainian students.

More information concerning students from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus is available at student.slu.se.

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Are you anxious?

Support is available from SLU if you are anxious or struggling with your mental health. We are an international university and many people are affected by the current situation in different ways.

Students can contact the study guidance service, programme directors of studies, or course coordinators, and the Student Health Centre.

Staff can contact their line manager or occupational health services.

Published: 11 March 2022 - Page editor: internkommunikation@slu.se

Security at SLU

The SLU Security Unit are following the events closely and are prepared to take action where necessary. Their primary focus is monitoring IT and information security.

Read more about information security and take part in our online training course.

Contact the SLU Security Unit via email, sakerhet@slu.se.

Emergency information from the Swedish authorities

Krisinformation.se publishes all of Sweden’s crisis information. The information published by the site has been verified by public authorities and other responsible parties.

Press room

Press contacts and contact information to researchers and experts can be found in the Press room.