Statement on Gaza and Israel

As a university, Hasselt University stands for freedom of speech, academic freedom and respect for human rights. Hasselt University strongly condemns the violation of human rights in the Middle East. The ongoing violence with death and injury to civilians as a consequence is unacceptable and must stop. We also ask for the full access of humanitarian aid in Gaza, the release of hostages and the respect of human rights. There is an urgent need for a sustained ceasefire to end civilian bloodshed and mass suffering.

Hasselt University wants to focus on dialogue, open communication and depolarisation. In this regard, the international office of Hasselt University invites you in 2024 to an open lecture on depolarisation. How can we all communicate openly and focus on collaboration and ways to find each other? More communication and an official invitation about this will follow early 2024.