SAR-Sweden

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.

News

Statement of Support for Central European University

Statement of Support for Central European University

April 10, 2017

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
University.

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Swedish universities to launch Scholars at Risk section

Swedish universities to launch Scholars at Risk section

March 7, 2016

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.

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Programme declaration for SAR-Sweden Section

Programme declaration for SAR-Sweden Section

January 27, 2017

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.

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More academics at risk offered sanctuaries in Sweden through the network Scholars at Risk

More academics at risk offered sanctuaries in Sweden through the network Scholars at Risk

September 27, 2017

There is an increased need for protection of academics at risk. In addition, there is a big interest among Swedish higher education institutions to be more engaged in SAR. To meet this demand and to allow for more scholars to be hosted within the network, SAR-Sweden has applied for funding from the foundation Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, says Karolina Catoni, coordinator SAR-Sweden.

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Events

Scholars at Risk Global Congress 2020

Scholars at Risk Global Congress 2020

March 25, 2020

Washington, DC & Baltimore, MD, USA

Scholars at Risk invites you to its Global Congress on 25-28 March 2020, convened in partnership with Johns Hopkins University and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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SAR Sweden Meeting

SAR Sweden Meeting

October 18, 2016 4:00 am

Gothenburg, Sweden

The next meeting of the SAR Sweden Section will take place on October 18.

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Gothenburg Book Fair

Gothenburg Book Fair

September 22, 2016 4:00 am

Gothenburg, Sweden

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.

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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.