Chalmers protects the right to free expression and the fundamental values that build a sustainable society. As a university, we want to stand up for these values. We therefore support the statement formulated by the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions (SUHF) on 3 October:
”SUHF, the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions, is deeply concerned by the current situation for students and staff at Iranian universities.
The student protest in Iran continues. The demonstrations against the regime started after Mahsa Jina Amini was detained by the Iranian moral police and later died in custody on 16 September. International media report today that Iranian security forces have surrounded students at Sharif University of Technology in Teheran, shooting at them and firing tear gas towards them.
SUHF is strongly committed to democratic and human rights including the right to free expression and non-violent protests. Current violations of these rights for university students and staff in Iran are deeply concerning.”
Stefan Bengtsson, President and CEO for Chalmers University of Technology
Under the headline "President’s perspective" Stefan Bengtsson, President and CEO for Chalmers University of Technology, shares his reflections on current topics that concern education, research and utilisation.