IUA Statement March 2nd: Irish universities deplore invasion of Ukraine and offer support to affected staff and students

The Irish Universities Association and its member universities stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and with the students and staff of Ukraine’s universities. As a member of the European University Association, representing over 850 universities across Europe, including 26 member universities in Ukraine, we join our European colleagues in strongly condemning the unlawful Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Our member universities are providing support to members of the university community, staff and students, affected by this deepening crisis. The IUA will work with officials in the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science to continue to monitor the situation and to respond to the needs of staff and students affected.