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.
September 30, 2023
Il gruppo di lavoro Accoglienza e Formazione ha organizzato un Corso di formazione SAR Italia "Linee guida per l'accoglienza di studiosi/e a rischio " che si terrà online a partire dal 10 novembre 2023.Read More
July 3, 2023
SAR Italy held elections at the General Assembly in July 2023 and elections were held for a new Steering Committee. After serving for four years, the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa and the Universities of Padova, Trento, Trieste have finished their mandates.Read More
March 17, 2023
Scholars at Risk Italy have published a report outlining our activities from January 2021 to December 2022. These two years have seen many threats to academic freedom in different countries, the resonance of which and the need to provide concrete acts of solidarity has no doubt contributed to the rise in membership, from 14 original members of SAR Italy in 2019 to 36 at the end of 2022. The number of scholars hosted has increased dramatically, in these two years, ninety-two temporary positions have been created at sixteen universities.Read More
February 23, 2023
The Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera published an article about Sevgi Dogan, researcher at the Scuola Normale of Pisa and board member of SAR Italy. The articole writes about censorship in Turkey and the struggle for academic freedom and the work of SAR Italy.Read More
December 14, 2023
University of Trento
Scholars at Risk, in collaboration with the University of Trento, the University of Padova, and SAR Italy, and co-funded by the European Union, are organising European Student Advocacy Days 2023 at the University of Trento.Read More
October 6, 2023 9:00 am
Università di Trieste Sala Atti Cacciaguerra - (Edificio A - Corpo Centrale) Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e sociali - DISPES, Piazzale Europa, 1
The next General Assembly of SAR Italy will be held at the University of Trieste. The Assembly will welcome a new Steering Committee and coordinators of SAR Italy following the elections which were held in July.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