Södertörn University: Response to the invasion of Ukraine
“Södertörn University has a specific focus on research into the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. Due to our research focus, it is natural that Södertörn University has colleagues and departmental contacts with higher education institutions in Ukraine, as with researchers in Poland, Germany, the Baltic States and south-eastern Europe, and with researchers in Russia.
The university has had student exchange agreements with two Russian state-run universities. These have now been terminated as Södertörn University has ceased cooperation with the Russian state.
Södertörn University is deeply concerned about the consequences of Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in terms of human suffering, academic freedom, and Ukraine’s sovereignty. We wish to support our colleagues in Ukraine in every way we can. The political regime led by Vladimir Putin must immediately cease its military aggression and respect international law.”
Read the entire statement from Södertörn University.
Support for staff and students affected by the war
More information for staff at Södertörn University is available on the Employee Web External link..
Student who need support are welcome to contact the Student Health Centre.
FAQ for prospective students affected by the war in Ukraine. External link.
New podcast series (in Swedish)
As part of our podcast series that focuses on our research, Södertörns forskarpodd External link., we have produced three episodes due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The are released at intervals and recorded in Swedish.
Ukrainaspecial del 1: Informationskrig och digital aktivism. External link.
Ukrainaspecial del 2: Vad innebär kriget för Sveriges säkerhet? External link.
Södertörn University supports the statement from the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions
The Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions wishes to state its strong support for higher education institutions in Ukraine, to colleagues, students and the entire civilian population who are affected by the Russian invasion. The closure of Ukrainian universities due to the current circumstances will have serious consequences, not only for higher education and research, but for society as whole in both the short and long term.
Read the entire text on Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions' website (in Swedish) External link, opens in new window..
Current research about Ukraine and Russia
Södertörn University has many researchers with specialist knowledge of Russia and Ukraine in a range of fields. Links to our themed webpages are provided below. These pages are in Swedish, but a large amount of their research is published in English.