Akademisk frihet och universitet under attack i Ukraina

Av Sofia Hermansson - Publicerad den 25 april 2022
Ukrainska flaggan (källa Unsplash)

Den 2 maj anordnas ett seminarium på temat akademisk frihet med anledning av det pågående kriget i Ukraina och hur landets universitet och akademiker påverkas av situationen.

Den ryska invasionen har påverkat hela det ukrainska samhället, inte minst den akademiska sektorn med kopplingar och nätverk utanför landets gränser. Den 2 maj anordnas ett seminarium som kommer att ägnas åt situationen för ukrainska universitet och akademiker och hur Lunds universitet kan arbeta för att stödja universiteten.

Personal och studenter vid Lunds universitet samt externa deltagare är välkomna till detta seminarium som arrangeras gemensamt av Council for Ethics and Academic Freedom and Scholars at Risk vid Lunds universitet. (Seminariet hålls på engelska).

Om eventet: 

Location: Palaestra, room 105

Target group: Staff and students at Lund University and external participants

Contact: johan.ostlinghist.luse

Programme 2 May 2022

15:15 – Welcome and introduction
Jimmie Kristensson, Pro Vice-Chancellor & Johan Östling, Senior Lecturer in History

15:20 – What should we know about the Ukrainian academe in times of war?
Eleonora Narvselius, Associate Professor at Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Since 2005, Ukrainian system of higher education has been successively adapted to Bologna process. The ongoing Russian aggression has not only destabilized many vital connections with western academic partners but brought death and deprivation to university employees and students. What should we know about the Ukrainian academe in times of war to relieve the situation?

15:35 – Helping out in the time of need: Ukrainian researchers in focus
Oksana Mont, Professor at International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics

Many academic organisations and funding agencies across Sweden, Europe and the world have responded with ideas and initiatives to help Ukrainian researchers to continue working or creating new research opportunities outside Ukraine. What are the examples of such initiatives and what more can be done?

15:45 – How does Scholars at Risk respond to the attack on Ukraine?
Pär Svensson, contact for Scholars at Risk, International Office

Scholars at Risk is a leading network of universities for promotion and protection of academic freedom. Activities of the network are for instance mapping of academic freedom globally and protection of threatened scholars by offering academic refuge. What is the response of the network to the attack on Ukraine?

15:55 – How has Lund University been organised to manage the continuation of research and to support Ukraine?
Björn Fagerström, Head of Division – Research, Collaboration and Innovation

16:00 – 16:45 – Discussions and Q&A