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.
May 21, 2019
Student Advocacy Seminar students met with their rector who signed a letter calling for the release of Amaya Eva Coppens, a medical student imprisoned in Nicaragua.Read More
May 30, 2019
Members of the new SAR Italia section are going to meet at the University of Milan. On the agenda are the upcoming meeting with the CRUI, the establishment of working groups, planning for the 'How to Host' Seminar in December and links with Shelter Cities projects.Read More
May 7, 2019
University of Trento
The University of Trento has opened its first series of advocacy seminars (March–June 2019). The purpose of 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
February 19, 2019 9:00 am
University of Padua
The Scholars at Risk Italy section was launched at the University of Padova on February 19, 2019. The launch was held in association with the 2019 Winter School on "Knowledges at Risk: Universities Promoting Academic Freedom."Read More
February 18, 2019 9:00 am
University of Padua
The 2019 edition of Winter School "Times and Spaces of Globalization" will examine contemporary challenges to academic freedom and the role of universities in supporting at-risk scholars and promoting university values.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