Solidarity with Ukraine
Solidarity with Ukraine
SUPSI is following with concern and attention the development of events in Ukraine, which have a profound effect on its own academic community.
SUPSI expresses its full solidarity with the Ukrainian scientific, university and student communities in the tragic circumstances in which this nation finds itself today and shares the position of swissuniversities, which condemns the Russian military intervention in the strongest possible terms. The Swiss Rectors’ Conference of Higher Education Institutions also calls on European governments to take immediate action to protect the lives and careers of academics, students, researchers and civil society activists, and indeed the entire population of Ukraine.

SUPSI regards integrity, collaboration and responsibility as the fundamental guiding values that inspire it as a university community, promoting the recognition and respect of individual rights and equal opportunities. The developments in the war will have serious consequences for Ukrainian and Russian universities.

In accordance with the statement by swissuniversities, SUPSI is therefore committed to supporting students, lecturers and researchers at Ukrainian and Russian universities who are suffering from the current situation and who are committed, as far as possible, to the European system of values and law.

Scholars at Risk (SAR) network

SUPSI belongs to the Scholars at Risk network, an international programme prepared to welcome teachers, researchers and other members of the academic community who suffer serious threats to their lives, their freedom and their right to study.

SNSF support measures for scientists from Ukraine

The Swiss National Science Fund (SNSF), in collaboration with Scholars at Risk, initially allocated 1 million CHF, later increased to 9 million, to host researchers from Ukraine at Swiss universities and to support them with a series of additional measures. This sum is intended to enable Swiss universities to host a first wave of researchers requesting support and to allow them to pursue their own academic work.

Listening desk

Through its Counselling and psychological support service, SUPSI is at the disposal of all students and staff who are experiencing situations of distress due to the current conflict and who need particular support at this time of great uncertainty and disorientation. (Contacts: Listening Desk, Tel.: +41 (0) 58 666 61 54,

SUPSI contact points

The International Office (see "Contacts" on the upper right corner) is the contact point for SUPSI staff and students from the affected regions. These students and staff have already been contacted individually by the university. The office is also available to all those from the afflicted area who need information.