The Swedish Section for Scholars at Risk is a vibrant community with representatives from 20 universities nation wide. Members are both new and old universities as well as university colleges The work is lead by a stearing group, which is chaired by Karolina Catoni, Gothenburg University, who also took the lead in creating the Swedish section in 2016. We work actively to raise awareness in Sweden and towards securing funding in order to offer scholars at risk temporary positions in Sweden.
May 11, 2021
In March, China imposed restrictions on among others Swedish scholar Björn Jerdén, Director of the Swedish National China Centre at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. SAR Sweden seconds the SAR call to evoke these sanctions immediately.Read More
October 16, 2020Read More
April 14, 2021 12:00 am
The Academic Freedom Index is the first conceptually thorough assessment of academic freedom worldwide and part of a large data collection at the V-Dem Institute (University of Gothenburg). Professor Kinzelbach is one of the initiators of the Academic Freedom Index. The first index was presented in 2020.Read More
April 28, 2021 12:00 am
Academic freedom has been identified to find its way back to African universities after its complete roll-back during the post-independence era. At the same time, academic freedom is violated or challenged and cannot be taken for granted.Read More
May 6, 2021 1:00 pm
Early signs and consequences of threats against the freedom of academics
Academic freedom is threatened in many places around the world. How can we identify the process of fading academic freedom – from the first signs to serious threats and problematic situations for academics? Can common traits be discovered? What effects does the limitation of academic freedom have on society? How does it feel to live through that process? Is there a risk that academic freedom fades away in Sweden?
To learn more about the SAR-Sweden Section, please contact Karolina Catoni by email at Karolina.firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at +46 31 786 2679.