UPC statement on the situation in Ukraine

An image of Maidan, one of the main squares of the city of Kiyv (Ukraine)

An image of Maidan, one of the main squares of the city of Kiyv (Ukraine)

The UPC publishes a statement on the war situation in Ukraine as a result of the Russian government's attack.

Feb 26, 2022

The UPC condemns the aggression of Putin's government against Ukraine and we send our solidarity to the Ukrainian population. The University is an institution committed to peace and, therefore, we have always raised and will always raise our voice against war, which is the failure of reason.

We will continue to advocate that human values, diplomacy and international law within the framework of the United Nations must be the basis for ending a conflict that is already causing enormous suffering. At the same time, we send a message of support and encouragement to the Ukrainian community at our university and throughout the country, and we are at their disposal for whatever they may need. We are working on this matter in coordination with the Catalan university system and other institutions.

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC)

Other statements

Statement of the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP) on the situation in Ukraine, published on 24 February 2022:

Over the last few hours we have learned that Russia, with the help of Belarus, has launched a large-scale military attack against Ukraine. We strongly condemn the use of military aggression as an instrument to settle territorial disputes, which is contrary to international law and human rights, and express the need to address and resolve political problems on the basis of democratic principles, dialogue and respect for peoples and minorities.

We express our solidarity with the people of Ukraine, claiming once again that diplomacy and dialogue is the way that must prevail at all times in international relations and coexistence between peoples.

Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)