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Published December 31, 2013

Statement on boycott of Israeli academic institutions

“The free and open exchange of ideas is intrinsic to our tripartite mission as a public research university.”
Satish K. Tripathi, President
University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo strongly opposes academic boycotts on the grounds that they are antithetical to academic and intellectual freedom and diversity of opinion. These core values are all central to American higher education in general and to our institution in particular. As an academic community, UB is committed to upholding the principles of scholarly dialogue and collaboration across geographic and ideological borders.

The University at Buffalo is an inclusive scholarly community dedicated to bringing the benefits of its research and scholarship to global and local communities in ways that positively change the world. The free and open exchange of ideas is intrinsic to our tripartite mission as a public research university.  

Satish K. Tripathi

President