Solidarity with Ukraine
"Our thoughts are with the people in Ukraine. Our solidarity goes out to them – including our colleagues who are committed to free science and exchange across national borders," Kai Maaz emphasized. "Russia's invasion of Ukraine is a violation of international law that cannot be justified by anything and an attack on fundamental values of democracy, such as free elections, freedom of expression and freedom of science."
DIPF – like the Leibniz Association as a whole – therefore supports the statement of the Alliance of Science Organizations. The education expert expressed particular concern about the long-term consequences of the attack for children and young people. Not only would attendance at schools and other educational institutions once again be interrupted for an unpredictable period of time; children and young people were suffering the traumatic consequences of destruction and death – they deserved to be able to live in safety and with trust in adults anywhere in the world.