Presentation of Academic Freedom Index

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. New data on 175 countries and territories was published in March this year, together with policy recommendations by experts at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) and the Scholars at Risk Network.

Speaker: Professor Katrin Kinzelbach, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU).
Moderator: Professor Marina Svensson, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University

The 2021 report is available here:
The V-Dem data can be accessed here: or via an online visualization tool:

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