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Global dispatches

UCU has a strong tradition of taking up issues at international and European level where they affect members' professional lives, and also working with partner organisations on solidarity and international development issues identified by the membership through UCU's democratic structures.

  • 4 March 2016

    Jailed Colombian academic, Dr Miguel Beltrán, has recorded a moving video thanking UCU for our continued support. Dr Beltrán has faced continued persecution for…

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  • 12 February 2016

    UCU and Cambridge UCU have written to the Egyptian embassy in London about the recent murder in Cairo of Giulio Regeni. Giulio Regeni was a doctoral researcher…

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  • 18 January 2016

    UCU has written to the Turkish government about threats to academic freedom and the safety and well-being of students in the Kurdish region. The letter says that…

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  • 19 November 2015

    A 5,000-strong petition calling for the swift resolution of jailed Colombian academic Dr Miguel Beltrán's appeal process has been submitted to the Colombian Embassy…

  • 24 May 2015

    A number of motions on international issues were passed at UCU Congress held in May 2015. These included motions about TTiP, Israel, Palestine, Qatar, Bahrain,…