SAR-Sweden

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.

News

Funding Agency Formas Contributes to the Work of SAR Sweden

Funding Agency Formas Contributes to the Work of SAR Sweden

September 28, 2021

Formas will contribute money to help Swedish universities to receive scholars at risk.

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Revoke sanctions on Swedish scholar Björn Jerdén

Revoke sanctions on Swedish scholar Björn Jerdén

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.

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Save Ahmadreza Djalali!

Save Ahmadreza Djalali!

April 26, 2021

Call for urgent action from prominent universities: "We must do everything in our power to save Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali's life

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Two new members

SAR Sweden welcomes Örebro University and Linköping University as new members.

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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.

SAR Sections are groups of higher education institutions and associations, that are members of the SAR network, nationally or regionally focused and organized specifically to coordinate participation in SAR activities. Unless otherwise indicated, the views represented by a SAR section, its members, or its affiliates reflect those of the originating author or section, and do not necessarily represent the views of SAR, other SAR sections, individual members, affiliates, board, staff, or sponsors. The use of the SAR name, logo, or other identifying material is for the sole purpose of identifying the relationship of the section, its members, or its affiliates with SAR, subject to approval of such use by the SAR board, as provided in the SAR bylaws