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A dark day in Europe

This morning the world woke up to the news that Russia has invaded Ukraine. – We share a deep concern for the Ukrainian population, and our thoughts are with our affected students and staff, says Svein Stølen, Rector of the University of Oslo.

Demonstrants against the Ukrainian war hold a "Stop War" sign. Photo.

Demonstrations against the attack on Ukraine outside the Russian embassy in Stockholm.

Photo: Fredrik Persson / TT / NTB

Once again, there is war on the European continent.

– This is a dark day for Europe and the world. We are very upset and concerned about the situation, not least when it comes to the people of Ukraine. We will do our best to take care of UiO students and staff who are affected by this tragedy, and are of course particularly concerned that we follow up with our Ukrainian students at UiO, says Stølen.

– We have no registered students in Ukraine, but we are in contact with a few students who are studying in Russia, he says.

Information to UiO students

If you need someone to talk to, you can contact the following:

Information to UiO staff

Regarding conditions that may affect the work situation, contact your immediate supervisor.

The Norwegian Embassy in Moscow can assist

The Ministry of Education's special envoy at the embassy in Moscow follows up on all Norwegian students in Russia known to the embassy, ​​in line with the system for consular assistance. Students and staff currently in Russia should not hesitate to contact the embassy if they need advice and guidance.

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Published Feb. 24, 2022 4:53 PM - Last modified Mar. 4, 2022 10:58 AM