Academics want Putin’s honorary degrees to be revoked

Russian President Vladmir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is reason for Greek universities to strip him of the honorary degrees he was awarded, a group of academics has said in a petition as they seek more signatures, reports The National Herald.

That is being circulated, said Kathimerini, with the organisers saying that solidarity must be shown for Ukrainians fiercely resisting and citizens being bombed in their houses and on the streets littered with the dead.

“The revocation of honorary academic degrees awarded to Vladimir Putin is today, in the tragic event of the military invasion of Ukraine, an elementary obligation of the university community to its own historical, ideological and cultural identity,” Theodoros Papatheodorou, a professor and former rector of the University of Peloponnese, and former deputy minister of education, told Kathimerini.
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