Newsportal - Ruhr-Universität Bochum
“An attack on all of us”
The attack on Ukraine is an attack on all of us. Peace, democracy and freedom are under threat. We extend our solidarity to the entire Ukrainian population. We welcome and support all measures that help to alleviate the suffering and stop Putin’s war. We explicitly take a stand against Vladimir Putin’s policies – and not against the people from and in Russia, many of whom work and study with us and who are just as shocked by the current situation as we are. Ruhr-Universität Bochum will do everything within its means to help. All members of Ruhr-Universität are called upon to participate in relief actions and to stand united against this attack on Ukraine and on peace.
The Rectorate of Ruhr-Universität Bochum
All offers of aid and relief from RUB for people from Ukraine are listed on a continuously updated website.
The RUB has also signed up to the statements of the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) on the attack on Ukraine.
Additionally, the university alliance UNIC – European University of Post-Industrial Cities, of which RUB is a member, has issued a joint statement.
In solidarity with Ukraine, the state of NRW and the universities have decided to suspend scientific relations with Russia until further notice. A joint declaration (in German) was published on 2 March 2022.
1 March 2022