The University of Aberdeen have signed the City of Sanctuary pledge and will shortly submit its application to become a University of Sanctuary.
This means they’ve pledged to offer welcome and safety to those forced to flee. Working with us, the Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA) and other partners, they will be further developing a culture of welcome within their own institutions and their wider community.
Professor Abbe Brown, Dean for Student Support, said: “The University of Aberdeen has been open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others since 1495 and it is a natural fit that we become a University of Sanctuary building on the support measures already in place.
“Our strategy, Aberdeen 2040, champions our continued welcome and support for students, staff and partners from all backgrounds, organisations and communities. The University has a history of providing sanctuary to those fleeing conflict and persecution and we are committed to connecting with others and extending our networks and partnerships locally, nationally and around the world.”
We’re over the moon to have them join this movement of welcome. We can’t wait to see what this dedicated team achieves.
Read their full statement here.
Find out more about Universities of Sanctuary here.