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.
March 19, 2020
Twelve universities and research institutions in Italy that are members of the network Scholars at Risk signed a petition on 19th March in support of Patrick George Zaki, the Egyptian student enrolled in a Master's programme at the University of Bologna, currently detained in Egypt. A strong message of solidarity has thus been launched to Patrick George Zaki and his family, calling on the Egyptian authorities for his unconditional release.Read More
The University of Trento will be hosting the international workshop on Refugees and Higher Education: Hosting and integrating scholars and students from 10-11 December 2019, followed by the SAR Italy National Assembly.Read More
Students from the University of Trento publish We Are Amaya Advocacy Reports.Read More
December 10, 2019
University of Trento, Room 20 (Aula Andreatta) 2nd floor, Palazzo di Sociologia via Verdi 26 - Trento
This international workshop aims at bringing together institutions, organisations, displaced scholars and students involved in the SAR network, in a view to foster a dialogue aimed at sharing good practices, reflecting on common challenges and responses, and developing future collaborations. It is organised by SAR Italy together with the Rectorate Office of ‘Equality & Diversity’ and the International Migration Laboratory of the University of Trento. It is open to all scholars, students, administrative staff and members of the civil society.Read More
September 20, 2019
Department of Humanities Via Tommaso Gar, 14, 38122 Trento
SAR will be present at the 2019 CUCS (Coordinamento Universitario per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo) conference in Trento with a panel entitled ‘Defending academic freedom and freedom of expression. The role of universities and international organisations’Read More
May 7, 2019
University of Trento
The University of Trento ran its first series of advocacy seminars (March–June 2019). The purpose of these activities is to carry out research and advocacy in support of academics and students whose work, studies and freedom of expression are threatened.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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Francesca Helm. Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, Giuridiche e Studi Internazionali, Università degli Studi di Padova, Via del Santo 26, Padova, 35123. email@example.com