"The University of Bremen condemns Russia's attack on Ukraine. That a sovereign European state is attacked by military is unimaginable for us. We are concerned about the lives of the people in Ukraine and about the well-being of our partners, with whom we cooperate scientifically there," stated Professor Bernd Scholz-Reiter, President of the University of Bremen, who is worried about the outbreak of war in Eastern Europe. The University of Bremen stands in solidarity with the people in Ukraine. Peaceful and unconstrained communication in science is just as important as the peaceful and unrestrained coexistence of people – not only in Europe, but everywhere in the world.
The University of Bremen maintains several cooperations with Ukrainian universities, colleges, and scientific institutions, including the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, the Vadym Hetman National Economic University in Kyiv, the Odessa National Maritime University, and the Uman National University of Horticulture. Scholz-Reiter: "We will closely monitor the situation and developments and will, of course, stand by our partners.” The President also emphasized that there are numerous students and employees from Ukraine or with Ukrainian roots at the University of Bremen, with whom the university unites in solidarity. It is not known if members of the University of Bremen are currently in Ukraine.
Information for Students and Researchers Affected by the War in Ukraine: www.uni-bremen.de/en/ukraine