Statement from the Academic Community on the Russian Agression against Ukraine

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24 February 2022





Given Russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine constituting a brutal breach of international agreements and standards binding in the civilised world, the Polish academic community strongly condemns the attack on our neighbour and the use of violence against them.

We express our absolute solidarity with the entire Ukrainian nation and our support for Ukraine as a sovereign state. We pledge all possible assistance in these difficult times. At the same time, we appeal to the authorities of the Ministry of Education and Science to mobilise, in cooperation with the National Agency for Academic Exchange, special resources, including legal resources, to support Ukrainian scientists, doctoral students and students who express a desire to continue their activities in Polish universities.

The Polish academic community will further intensify and develop cooperation in all forms with our Ukrainian academic partners.


Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk

President of the Conference of

Rectors of Academic Institutions in Poland


Professor Marcin Pałys

President of the General Council for Science and Higher Education


Professor Jerzy Duszyński

President of the Polish Academy of Sciences


Professor Dariusz Surowik

President of the Conference of Rectors of Public Vocational Universities


Professor Waldemar Tłokiński

President of the Conference of Rectors of Polish Vocational Universities


Dr. Igor Kilanowski

President of the Young Scientists Council


Jarosław Olszewski

President of the National Representation of PhD Students


Mateusz Grochowski

President of the Students’ Parliament of the Republic of Poland


Dr. Jacek Kolanowski

President of the Academy of Young Scholars


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