Deeply troubled about the crisis in Europe
International Science Council supports Ukraine
The International Science Council (ISC) expresses its deep dismay and concerns regarding the military offensives being carried out in Ukraine and warns against the severe outcomes that conflict will have on the research and academic community.
International Union of Academies (UAI) supports Ukraine
The International Union of Academies (UAI, Union Académique Internationale) was founded in 1919, in the wake of the horrors of the First World War, to support and develop international peaceful cooperation between scholars and researchers, and to benefit progress in the study of the human and social sciences.
Given its history, the UAI must condemn forcefully and resolutely the aggression led by Russia against Ukraine. Unleashed by the leaders of the Kremlin and their Belarussian allies, this brutal invasion of a neighbour, with whom it shares a long history, poses a difficult and painful choice to international organizations like the UAI that include among their members academic institutions belonging both to the invaded country, Ukraine, and to the aggressor, Russia.
The International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (IHRN)
The International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (IHRN) is an international consortium of honorary societies in the sciences, engineering, and medicine with a shared interest in human rights. It was founded in 1993 by prominent Dutch human rights lawyer Pieter van Dijk and Nobel Laureates François Jacob (France), Torsten Wiesel (Sweden/United States), and Max Perutz (United Kingdom), to alert national academies to human rights abuses involving fellow scientists and scholars and to equip academies with the tools to provide support in such cases.
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters joins members of the global academic communities in speaking out against the human rights and humanitarian crises created by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We are anxious about the effects the Russian aggression have on peace and security, not only in Europe, but also in the world at large, and we are deeply troubled by the humanitarian crisis that is evolving.
We are deeply worried about attacks on people and facilities in Ukraine. The harassment and arrests of Russian scholars engaged in anti-war protests are appalling. We support the thousands of Russian scientists and science journalists who have publicly called attention to the devastating impact of the invasion. We are very concerned about our at-risk colleagues, including colleagues displaced by the conflict and those under threat as a result of their peaceful dissent. We call for the scientific community to reach out in support to those who suffer as a result of these tragic events.
Statement from ALLEA
ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, reacts with shock and deep regret to the military incursion by Russia into Ukraine. Read more from ALLEA.