Universities push governments to protect academics in Belarus

Posted May 28, 2021

An article by Pola Lem in Research Professional News covering the joint statement by SAR, EUA, and ESU calling on Belarusian authorities to protect academic freedom.

European University Association says its members are “ready to take students in” with EU support

Academic associations have called on the Belarusian government to protect academic freedom, and on other European governments to support at-risk scholars and students in the country, following months of civil unrest and detentions.

“Concern within the European higher education community is mounting,” the European University Association, the European Students’ Union and the non-profit Scholars at Risk said in a 28 May joint statement condemning the detention of academics who participated in peaceful protests against the government.

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