The University of Stirling stands in solidarity with all those affected by the war in Ukraine and condemns the unprovoked Russian attack on the Ukrainian people. As an academic community, we welcome the actions taken by staff, students, and the Students’ Union, alongside members of the local community, to support the plight of Ukrainians whose lives have been affected.
The trauma of war is devastating for all involved, not least those students whose education has been impacted, and for whom the conflict has brought not only upheaval to their daily lives, but the breakdown of their hopes and dreams to carve out a future of their own choosing.
The University stands by the statements made on behalf of the sector and the networks of which we are a part, including Universities Scotland, Universities UK and the Young European Research Universities (YERUN). We are working closely with our partners and other members of the Scottish, UK and European university community to respond to this unprecedented crisis, and to offer assistance where we are best placed to do so.