Leaders from universities across Slovakia convened on May 23, 2019 at Art Books Coffee in Bratislava to launch the Slovakia section of Scholars at Risk (SAR). The launch was organized by the Bratislava Policy Institute, which is acting as the secretariat of the section during a three-year pilot phase.
The establishment of the SAR Slovakia section comes at a time of growing concern around academic freedom in Eastern Europe. “We need to promote academic freedom among students and scholars, the true values of university life. We need it in this time of commercialization,” said Viera Žúborová, the Executive Director of the Bratislava Policy Institute.
The SAR Slovakia Section was established to expand knowledge about academic freedom in the world and foster a community that nurtures the free exchange of ideas and opinions.
The founding members of the Slovakia Scholars at Risk Network are:
• Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts
• Bratislava Policy Institute
• Matej Bel University
• Pan-European University
• University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava
Contact Viera Žúborová to learn more.