Access the Free to Think 2023 Report PDF

The PDF version of Free to Think 2023 is now available to read and download. The report was first published on October 31, 2023, and analyzes 409 attacks on the higher education community in 66 countries and territories, recorded between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023. The report highlights how these attacks occurred in the context of authoritarian entrenchment and democratic backsliding, and how governments increasingly used their regulatory power to constrain higher education and limit university autonomy, academic freedom, and free expression on campus. It calls for global action in defense of academic freedom and urges states, higher education communities, civil society, and the public to respond: to help protect scholars, students, and higher education institutions; to help protect everyone’s freedom to think, question, and share ideas.

 

Access the Free to Think 2023 PDF

Read the online version of the report here.