The University of Helsinki condemns the military action by Russia in Ukraine

The University of Helsinki, together with all Finnish universities, condemns the military action by Russia and expresses its support for Ukraine and its university community.

As a demonstration of support, the Main Building of the University and Unioninkatu 35 will be lit in the colours of the Ukrainian flag.

“We are an international and multicultural community. We support all the members of the University community in times of crisis regardless of their nationality, Ukrainian and Russian students and staff alike,” says Rector Sari Lindblom.

All Ukrainian degree and exchange students studying at the University of Helsinki as well as Ukrainian employees of the University have been personally contacted to offer them support.