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.
October 19, 2020
On 15th October we held the first event of the SAR Italy Speaker Series with the launch of Asli Vatansever's book: At the Margins of Academia (Brill, 2020)Read More
September 3, 2020
On 3rd September at the ESOF (Euroscience Open Forum) conference SAR Italy was present at a panel discussion, organized by Roberta Altin and funded by the University of Trieste, called Forced out, Welcome in: European Action for Researchers at Risk.Read More
In 2019, our first year of activity, SAR Italy grew from 14 to 20 members. We had 3 national assemblies and 3 steering committees and set up three working groups. We have also formed groups within our institutions and created synergies with local and regional organizations...Read More
October 28, 2020 12:30 pm
SAR Italy will be participating in the online meeting on Academic Freedom at Risk and the University of Milan's contribution to the Scholars At Risk (SAR) network for the protection of persecuted scholarsRead More
October 12, 2020 2:00 pm
SAR Italy will be participating in the online meeting organized by SAR Europe (hosted at Maynooth University in Ireland) in cooperation with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, on developing a Scholars at Risk (SAR) section in Greece for interested higher education institutions, NGOs, government representatives, and individuals.Read More
October 15, 2020 5:00 pm
Following the successful round table last month, SAR Italy is going to have its first talk in our first Speaker Series with our guest speaker: Asli Vatansever (Humboldt University Berlin and University of Padova) who will be talking about her book - At the Margins of Academia (Brill, 2020) with Magdalena Kmak (Abo Akademi University - Finland).Read More
September 26, 2020 1:00 am
SAR-Italy is pround to launch its first speaker series in the Fall 2020 with an introductory round table. The cycle of seminars aims at promoting knowledge about present violations of academic freedom and at advocating for the rights of higher education members in pursuing research, teaching and education.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