The first initiative in creating a Swedish Section for Scholars at Risk (SAR) was taken in 2012. In November 2012, several Swedish universities had a first meeting to discuss the possibility of establishing a Swedish Section of SAR. The meeting was hosted by SAR and the University of Gothenburg. The first Swedish universities became members of Scholars at Risk in 2013. The SAR- Sweden Section was formally launched on March 9, 2016 in Gothenburg. At the launch, 17 leaders of Swedish Universities came together to discuss academic freedom and freedom of expression. Swedish PEN also attended the launch in order to discuss possible future collaborations. During the launch a Founding Statement was signed.
As part of the higher education community the Scholars at Risk Network- Sweden Section (SAR-Sweden) is deeply concerned about the development in Hungary and questions the new legislation that will limit the operations of Central European University. SAR-Sweden supports the Central European
Leaders from 17 universities across Sweden will convene on March 9, 2016, from 12:00 – 16:00 at the University of Gothenburg, to commemorate the launch of the Swedish Section of Scholars at Risk (SAR), a network of higher education institutions and individuals working to protect threatened scholars and promote academic freedom.Read More
The SAR-Sweden Section has just adopted a programme declaration. The programme declaration sets the direction for the work related to academic freedom in the world within the framework of the Swedish members' operations. The Swedish section will also further develop the cooperation around the hosting of scholars within the section.Read More
The Swedish section of Scholars at Risk will take part in the Nordic Book Fair in Gothenburg on September 22-25th 2016. The focal theme for 2016 is freedom of expression and the Swedish section will be one of the organizers of the 2016 theme booth. The section will arrange several seminars related to freedom of expression at the fair. The fair attracts 100 000 visitors and 1500 journalist during the four-day programme.Read More
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.