Estonian universities consider Russia’s aggression unjustified and condemn the military attack on an independent state. As a result, universities have decided to halt cooperation with institutions of higher education and research organizations in Russia and Belarus. “Academic communities around the world, including Russia and Belarus, have a moral responsibility to stand up for peace, academic and democratic values,” explained Mart Kalm, Chairman of Universities Estonia.

“We see and acknowledge the many Russian scientists and scientific journalists who have spoken out against the war started by Russia in the heart of Europe. We regret that universities and research organisations of Russia and Belarus are silent on this issue. We need every channel to stop the war in Ukraine and universities, given their social weight, must also contribute.”

Rectors of Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tallinn University, Tallinn University of Technology, University of Tartu, Estonian Business School.

Additional information:
Mart Kalm, Chairman of Universities Estonia, +372 513 6274
Maarja Murumägi, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Estonian Business School, +372 520 1323