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UUK response to terrorist attack on Bacha Khan University, Pakistan

20 January 2016
Nicola Dandridge
Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive of Universities UK, said: “Higher education is a global endeavour and the academic community in the UK stands in solidarity with the academics, students and staff in Pakistan affected by this terrible attack. 
“Across the world, universities play a central role in promoting education and academic freedom. An attack on one university is an attack on all universities and these values across the globe.
“Many academics and university staff around the world face constant risks and threats of attack. It is important we offer them our support and any practical help we can.”

Key Contacts

Gareth Morgan

Gareth Morgan

Media Relations Manager
Universities UK

Clara Plackett

Clara Plackett

Press and Social Media Officer
Universities UK


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