Academy of Social Sciences statement on Russian invasion of Ukraine

The Academy of Social Sciences in the UK condemns the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine.

We stand in solidarity with Ukrainian scholars, universities and the National Academy of Sciences in Ukraine. We urge the UK, Scottish and Welsh  governments to facilitate ready access to the UK for refugee scholars at risk, and we encourage our Fellows to work with their own universities to assist wherever possible in welcoming refugee social scientists.

We also recognise and support those scholars in Russia who have spoken out against the invasion at considerable personal risk. It’s never been more important to defend academic freedom and all the buttresses that support it.