FAQs about the alleged detention of international academics in Iran

The University of Melbourne is aware of reports that have emerged in recent days relating to the alleged detention of international academics in Iran.

These reports are of deep concern to our entire University community and we are actively seeking to understand this emerging situation.

Our top priority is the safety of our staff. We are working very closely with the Australian Government to support its efforts and are providing support to family and colleagues at this very difficult time.

As this is a sensitive and evolving situation we are unable to provide further comment at this time. 

1. Where can I go if I have concerns or questions?

If you have specific questions or concerns relating to this situation, please contact the following:

  • For general inquiries email international-queries [at] unimelb.edu (p) au
  • For the latest travel advice from the Australian Government please visit  www.smartraveller.gov.au

2. Where can I go if I need support?

Free and confidential counselling support is available for University staff and students:

  • Staff and students can access the University’s Counselling and Psychological Services by calling +613 8344 6927 or visiting  http://services.unimelb.edu.au/counsel
  • Staff can also access Benestar EAP by calling 1300 360 364 or visiting  www.benestar.com

Media statements

You can read the University of Melbourne’s public statements relating to this situation here.

The University of Melbourne is aware of reports that have emerged in recent days relating to the alleged detention of international academics in Iran.

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