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Statement about Academic Freedom and Political Neutrality by the HSE International Advisory Committee

Our Committee is aware that HSE has not renewed the contracts of certain faculty members known for speaking up against the Russian political authorities. We understand that the non-renewals have been controversial in the press and online. Although the university administration says that these actions were due entirely to faculty’s inadequate research productivity, critics allege that non-renewals were politically motivated, i.e., that they resulted from pressure by the authorities.