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Geography associate professor Alexander Prischchepov has faced a number of ethical dilemmas over the course of the past year. How do you balance important collaboration partnerships, the safety of Russian researchers, and a boycott of Russian universities?
The Niels Bohr Institute has released an open letter from physicists from throughout the world. The pursuit of truth makes the rejection of Russian lies about the invasion a necessity, says the head of department.
It has been pretty hectic for the Danish-Ukrainian researcher on disinformation Yevgeniy Golovchenko since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. On top of following the war, and offering his insight as an expert, he has had family members who have been the object of disinformation, and friends in Kyiv who have been on the verge of taking up arms.
Yevgeniy Golovchenko has done research on Russian trolls and fake news since he started his PhD In 2017. When Russia invaded Ukraine, there was a sudden upsurge in demand for his expertise.
The Eastern European programme is concerned that a University of Copenhagen halt to collaboration with Russian universities will restrict the opportunities for researchers who are critical of the Russian government. Because in this situation they will be vulnerable, according to programme director Tine Roesen.
Following a Danish government request, all Danish universities have stopped their collaboration with state-linked institutions in Russia and Belarus. This will mean that researchers and students at Danish universities will no longer be able to go on exchange or study abroad there.