31 December 2019

'Thank you!' from executive board

Dear UM students and employees,

We had imagined the end of 2019 very differently! You undoubtedly did, too. What should have been a quiet and well-deserved Christmas break became a hectic and uncertain time because of a cyber attack. We have done everything we can to try and minimise the negative effects on our academic community, but the attack has certainly left some scars – also in the sense that the university needs to better protect itself against external threats that have no respect for academic values, while education and research require openness and exchange, a great challenge lies ahead.