Deakin U and WSU stand-up for Ukraine

Western Sydney U (via Twitter) states, :”we stand with Ukraine” and has “suspended all ties with Russian universities and institutions.”

A Deakin U statement condemns Russia’s invasion, “a needless war which has already caused immense suffering.” While “the principles of academic freedom” prevent it directing staff to withdraw links with Russian academics/universities, DU will not enter contracts/ agreements with them, it has none now.

There are a mix of responses across the sector. Last week Uni Sydney announced “support (for) the continuity of Ukrainian sovereignty” and expressed it by playing Ukrainian songs on its carillon, part of an international expression by  universities so equipped. (CMM March 7).