We stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people in their defence of sovereignty and freedom and offer our support for the universities of Ukraine.
Blue and yellow is lighting up the façade of a building on The Australian National University (ANU) campus each night until Monday next week. The initiative is part of 'ANU after dark at Enlighten' and signifies the University's stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people in their defence against Russia's invasion.
The Haydon-Allen building on University Avenue will be lit up in blue and yellow - the colours of the Ukrainian flag - for periods of time, alternating with a multi-coloured display for the Enlighten Festival.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian P. Schmidt co-authored an article in The Sydney Morning Herald last week with ANU colleagues to outline the University's stance on the crisis unfolding in Europe.
"The ANU has decided to suspend all links with institutions in Russia, indefinitely and with immediate effect," they wrote.
"The University strongly condemns Russia's invasion of Ukraine and its fundamental breaches of international law and the United Nations Charter, on which the rules-based international order is founded. Russia's invasion of Ukraine threatens the peace, freedom and democracy on which freedom of inquiry and academic collaboration are based.
"We stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people in their defence of sovereignty and freedom and offer our support for the universities of Ukraine," the co-authors wrote.
Now in its twelfth year, the Enlighten Festival features a program of diverse events in the nation's capital until Sunday 20 March.
'ANU after dark at Enlighten', which reveals our campus in a different light, runs until Monday 14 March.
See the full program of activities for 'ANU after dark at Enlighten' here.