The University of Latvia confirms its steadfast support of the Ukrainian higher education community and the entire Ukrainian nation. © Photo: Toms Grīnbergs, University of Latvia Department of Communication

In solidarity with the Ukrainian people, Ukrainian universities, higher education institutions, students and lecturers, the University of Latvia expresses its support for democratic values, the right to life, freedom and territorial integrity.

Rector of the University of Latvia, Professor Indriķis Muižnieks has sent a letter to cooperation universities in Ukraine, condemning Russia's military invasion of a sovereign European country and expressing profound concern the lives of people in Ukraine. In the letter, the Rector expresses relentless support of the university community and the entire Ukrainian nation.

“We stand in solidarity with Ukraine in these deplorable times and fully support its efforts to defend its independence and territorial integrity. As a university, we aim to provide all the necessary support both to our students – Ukrainian citizens, as well as researchers of various Ukrainian scientific institutions, who are our cooperation partners. We are currently intensively discussing possible assistance and will announce definite steps in the near future,” asserts the Rector of the University of Latvia, Professor Indriķis Muižnieks.

UL staff is in contact with partners from Ukraine to establish what assistance they currently require the most.

UL has also contacted students from Ukraine to find out their needs and the help that must be provided. 22 students with Ukrainian citizenship are studying at the University of Latvia.

UL has a successful cooperation with 20 Ukrainian universities. The letter was sent to:

  • Taras Shevchenko Kiev National University
  • Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics
  • Vinnytsia National Agrarian University
  • National Pedagogical Dragomanov University
  • Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University 
  • Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
  • Oles Honchar Dnipro National University
  • I. I. Mechnikov Odessa National University 
  • Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University 
  • Poltava V. G. Korolenko National Pedagogical University
  • Uzhhorod National University
  • Simon Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics
  • Sumy State University
  • V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University
  • Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University
  • University of Customs and Finance
  • Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs
  • Lviv Polytechnic National University
  • Institute of Cell Biology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • Academician V. V. Stashis Scientific Research Institute for the Study of Crime Problems, Ukrainian National Academy of Legal Sciences