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2015-04-24 08:25

A minute’s silence


The University of Borås invites all students and staff to observe a minute’s silence on Monday 27 April 2015 at 12:00 in remembrance of all those killed in and affected by the attack on Garissa University College in Kenya and by other attacks on universities and university values around the world.

Following the terrorist attack that unfolded at Garissa University College in Kenya on Thursday 2 April killing 147 students and leaving at least 79 people wounded, the European University Association, EUA, invites all European universities to observe a minute’s silence on Monday 27 April 2015 (12:00 CET) in remembrance of all those killed in and affected by the attack on Garissa and by other attacks on universities and university values around the world.

You are welcome to Vardagsrummet at 11:55 on Monday 27 April where Vice-Chancellor Björn Brorström will lead a minute’s silence.'

Attacks on universities, their students and scholars weaken or obliterate academic freedom; have a devastating impact on research, teaching and access to education; and impair society’s long-term development. Safeguarding the freedom and safety of universities and university communities is therefore pivotal in ensuring the advancement of knowledge and the cultural and scientific development of mankind.

Read the information from EUA