Germany stands with Ukraine and is freezing scientific and educational cooperation with Russian Federation

German Rector Conference (HRK) issued their statement “Solidarity with Ukraine and Ukrainian universities: HRK condemns Russian attack” on the 24 of February 2022.

The Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany recommended (statement in German and in English) on the 25 February 2022 “that academic cooperation with state institutions and business enterprises in Russia be frozen with immediate effect until further notice, that German research funds no longer benefit Russia, and that no joint events take place of an academic nature or those pertaining to research policy. New cooperation projects should not be initiated at the present time”.

Research funding organizations and individual universities and alliances issued similar statements:

An information letter about freezing cooperation between Russia and Germany (with references to DFG, DAAD, etc).


Finland freezes higher education and research cooperation with Russia.