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 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
Cristina Mazzero, student intern with SAR Italy and currently doctoral student in Sociology and Social Research at the University of Trento, has won the student essay competition: Reimagining Academic Freedom of the Global Observatory on Academic Freedom.Read More
We have just published the report written by students who participated in the SAR student advocacy seminar held at the University of Padova in 2022.Read More
December 16, 2022
University of Bologna
SAR members will meet for the General Assembly at the University of Bologna. The Assembly is preceded by a meeting with vice-rectors for internationalisation to raise awareness about the work of SAR Italy and discuss future challenges.Read More
October 15, 2022 4:00 pm
SAR Italia è ospite al festival Conversazioni sul Futuro dove le coordinatrici della rete, studiose e studiosi SAR e studentesse che hanno partecipato al SAR Student Advocacy Seminar racconteranno le conseguenze delle violazioni della libertà accademica e azioni di advocacy a tutela di questa libertà.Read More
October 5, 2022 4:30 pm
Università degli Studi di Milano
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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