The Norwegian Section of Scholars at Risk (SAR), SAR-Norway, was launched in 2011. All Norwegian universities, as well as several public and private HEIs, are members. In addition, the Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions, the Researchers Union and SAIH are associated members.

The Norwegian section shall first and foremost promote SAR’s core values, mission and activities in Norway, and coordinate and carry out joint activities and initiatives. SAR-Norway is headed by an elected Steering Committee, which serves for a period of 2 years. The head of the Steering Committee also serves as secretariat. There are membership meetings twice a year and a General Assembly every 2 years.

SAR-Norway works with national and international organizations working to promote Human Rights and to protect Human Rights Defenders, and seeks continuously to expand the network.

Between 20 and 30 scholars have been hosted by Norwegian HEIs since the start of SAR-Norway in 2011.



Concern for Turkish scholars & universities

Concern for Turkish scholars & universities

January 20, 2016

A coalition of 20 higher education networks and associations from around the world have issued a joint public letter expressing grave concern over recent reports of widespread pressures on members of Turkey’s higher education and research community.

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International Partnership in Academia - an Ethical Challenge?

International Partnership in Academia - an Ethical Challenge?

November 13, 2015 9:00 am

Universitetet i Oslo

Academic collaboration takes place in cultural and political contexts with different levels of academic freedom. How can the higher education community ensure the respect for academic freedom and other core values in international partnerships?

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For questions about the Norwegian section of Scholars at Risk, please contact the current head of the SAR Norway section: Karen-Lise Scheie Knudsen ( from the University of Agder.

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