Statement of Solidarity with Ukraine
IADT has fostered a rich and fruitful collaboration with our friends and colleagues at Sumy State University in Ukraine over many years.
We have made direct communication with Rector Karpusha and his colleagues. On behalf of the whole IADT community, we have expressed our total shock and abhorrence at the unlawful military aggression faced by their country this last few days. As a community, we condemn these attacks in the strongest terms.
Today we fully endorse the Statement of Solidarity issued by the Technological Sector.
The entire THEA community, staff and students in our higher education institutions, extend our support to the Ukrainian people and all the educators and learners in the country at this dark time.
We would like to express our full support to all colleagues and friends who have connections with Ukraine and extend our deepest sympathy to the entire Ukrainian community as this invasion and the resulting human catastrophe unfolds.
We recognise and value the bravery of Russian communities who have chosen to speak up for peace and freedom.
We will stand ready to contribute to whatever action Ireland and our Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation, and Science chooses in support of our Ukrainian colleagues.
We hope for a swift resolution to this crisis.
Sumy State University and other Ukrainian HEIs have always valued IADT’s contributions to their teaching, learning and development initiatives. Likewise, our Ukrainian colleagues have always treated us with the most extraordinary openness, generosity and fondness. At this terrible time, we are committed to reciprocating this kindness and support in any way we can.