Knowledges at Risk: Universities Promoting Academic Freedom

Monday, Feb 18 2019 12:00 am

Event End Time 2019-02-22 00:00
Event Location University of Padua
Co-sponsors University of Padua; Scholars at Risk; University of Trento

The 2019 Winter School “Times and Spaces of Globalization” is an intensive 5-day course at the University of Padua, bringing together international scholars and students from a range of disciplines and cultural backgrounds. This year’s edition, “Knowledges at Risk,” will examine the global dynamics that put at risk, or promise to transform profoundly and in unexpected directions, the very existence of academic knowledge, the roles and activities of higher education institutions, and the lives and experiences of scholars, students, and researchers. Particular attention will be given to higher education institutions, their role and responsibilities, and the initiatives they can activate to protect students and researchers and support their educational and research activities.

The Winter School strongly encourages applications from PhD students from non-European regions, low-income countries, and countries in democratic transition who want to master their understanding of current challenges to the implementation of democratic principles. Four scholarships are available for students from such areas.

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Deadline for applications: December 16, 2018

Participants will be notified about the outcome of their applications by December 22nd.