The Scholars at Risk Italy section was launched at the University of Padova on February 19, 2019.
SAR Italy is a partnership between Italian higher education institutions and research centres and SAR,
an international network of higher education institutions aimed at fostering the promotion of
academic freedom and protecting the fundamental rights of scholars across the world.
In constituting SAR Italy, the governance structures of adhering institutions, as well as researchers,
educators, students and administrative personnel send a strong message of solidarity to scholars and
institutions that experience situations whereby their academic freedom is at stake, and their research,
educational and ‘third mission’ activities are constrained.
Coming together in SAR Italy, the adhering institutions commit to concretely contributing to the
promotion and protection of academic freedom, alongside over 500 other higher education
institutions in 40 countries in the world.
April 26, 2021
Nel quinto anniversario dell’arresto del Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, Scholars At Risk (SAR) rimane allarmata per la sua continua detenzione e per il ripetuto rifiuto di fornirgli adeguate cure mediche, e incoraggia un'azione immediata per rettificare le violazioni dei diritti umani che riguardano il suo arresto, la sua detenzione e la sua condanna a morte.
Il Dr. Djalali è un eminente studioso di medicina delle catastrofi che ha di recente insegnato al Karolinska Institute in Svezia. Il Dr. Djalali ha ricoperto posizioni simili all'Università del Piemonte Orientale, in Italia, e alla Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in Belgio.Read More
April 26, 2021
On the five-year anniversary of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali’s arrest, Scholars at Risk (SAR) remains alarmed at his continued detention and repeated denial of medical care, and encourages immediate action to rectify the human rights violations surrounding his arrest, detention, and death sentence.
Dr. Djalali is a prominent scholar of disaster medicine who taught most recently at Karolinska Institute, in Sweden. He held similar positions at the Università del Piemonte Orientale, in Italy; and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in Belgium.
“Dr. Djalali must be released now. His health is rapidly deteriorating,” the institutions said in a joint statement signed by Prof. Ole Petter Ottersen, President of the Karolinska Institutet, Prof. Gian Carlo Avanzi, Rector of Università del Piemonte Orientale, and Prof. Caroline Pauwels, Rector of Vrije Universiteit Brussel.Read More
June 23, 2021
Cortile Antico, Palazzo Bo, via VIII Febbraio 2, Padova
We are pleased to invite you to “Scholars at Risk (SAR) Italia Student Advocacy Day: Free to think” on Wednesday 23rd of June from 10:30 to 16:00. The event will take place in the Cortile Antico, Palazzo Bo, via VIII Febbraio 2, Padova, following all the Covid-19 safety measures.Read More
May 3, 2021 2:00 pm
The University of Turin has organized an online event on the role of experiential learning in defending academic freedom at the university with the presentation of the International Human Rights Legal Clinic at the University of Turin run by prof. Andrea Spagnolo and the Student Advocacy Seminars at the University of Padova run by profs Claudia Padovani and Francesca Helm.Read More
April 9, 2021 6:30 pm
SAR Italy will participate in the event "Bielorussia a 8 mesi dalle elezioni: la libertà accademica nel mirino del regime" organized by Supolka - Associazione Bielorussi in Italia.Read More
To learn more about the SAR Italy section, please contact
Claudia Padovani, Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, Giuridiche e Studi Internazionali, Università degli Studi di Padova, Via del Santo 26, Padova, 35123. email@example.com
Francesca Helm. Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, Giuridiche e Studi Internazionali, Università degli Studi di Padova, Via del Santo 26, Padova, 35123. firstname.lastname@example.org