SAR-Sweden

The Swedish Section for Scholars at Risk is a vibrant community with representatives from 21 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.

News

Scholars at Risk Sweden members hosted in total 10 threatened scholars with funding from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond

Scholars at Risk Sweden members hosted in total 10 threatened scholars with funding from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond

March 18, 2020

There has been a genuine interest at Swedish educational instiutions to support and an increased need to develop the forms and opportunities for hosting threatened researchers, thus in January 2017 Scholars at Risk Sweden (SAR-Sweden) applied for funding from the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond for the Advancement of the Humanities and Social Sciences to increase Sweden's acceptance of threatened researchers within Scholars at Risk (SAR).

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Events

Presentation of Academic Freedom Index

Presentation of Academic Freedom Index

April 14, 2021 12:00 am

https://lu-se.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_N4yDDnPYRZuyPC61gx9DbA

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.

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Aspects of academic freedom in Africa

Aspects of academic freedom in Africa

April 28, 2021 12:00 am

https://lu-se.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jtvKSP7gS62GjcotArufXQ

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.

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When Academic Freedom Fades

When Academic Freedom Fades

May 6, 2021 1:00 pm

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=lYK_vcoPVEiLS49XqLooFV4l1QrDmXNDlut0zTHG1MxUNjJBUTJEUDVLSkJMUlpDMUkxODVRUEpBVy4u&wdLOR=cD2F15DAB-6C9D-3746-9E9A-808D6E3F2F32

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?

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Meet SAR Scholars at Lund University

Meet SAR Scholars at Lund University

March 17, 2021 12:00 am

https://lu-se.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gJXlglRlRE2BOTUb71rWBQ

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Members

Contact

To learn more about the SAR-Sweden Section, please contact Karolina Catoni by email at Karolina.catoni@gu.se or by telephone at +46 31 786 2679.