IT University to suspend all cooperation with Russia and Belarus
Along with Denmark’s other universities, ITU will be suspending all bilateral institutional cooperation with the states of Russia and Belarus going forward. Current exchange programme participants will not be affected by the measure.
As a response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the EU countries have imposed severe sanctions on Russia and its ally Belarus. As of yesterday, the Danish government advises Danish universities to suspend all cooperation with Russia and Belarus.
In line with the policy adopted by Universities Denmark – the organization of the country’s eight universities – the IT University of Copenhagen will be suspending all bilateral institutional cooperation with Russia and Belarus with regard to innovation, education, and research. All exchange programmes – for students as well as scientific personnel – will be suspended, and scientific conferences in Russia and Belarus will not be attended by researchers employed by the IT University of Copenhagen.
ITU is part of an exchange programme with a state university in Moscow, however, no ITU students are currently enrolled at the institution in Russia. Going forward, we will be suspending our cooperation with the university in question until further notice. Current Russian and Belarusian students already enrolled at ITU via exchange programmes will not be affected by the measure.
We want to make it abundantly clear, that there is a clear distinction to be made between the Russian and Belarusian states and their citizens. We want to offer our support to both staff and students from Ukraine as well as Belarus and Russia.
Along with the rest of our colleagues at Denmark’s universities, we strongly condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Any attack on a peaceful European democratic state, is an attack on all of us and the values of freedom and equality for which we stand.
We wish to show our solidarity with the people of Ukraine and via Universities Denmark we will seek support among the European Universities to cooperate on supportive measures that may help the students and university staff in Ukraine. Theis Duelund Jensen, Press Officer, Tel: +45 2555 0447, email: firstname.lastname@example.org