SAR Switzerland

The SAR Swiss Section (SAR Switzerland) is committed to promoting the values, mission and activities of Scholars at Risk. It further seeks to share information and best practice as well as to launch common activities with all section members. Launched in May 2017, SAR Switzerland currently comprises 15 Swiss higher education institutions as well as swissuniversities (rector’s conference of the Swiss higher education institutions) and the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences as associate members.

For more information, please consult the Flyer and Terms of Reference of SAR Switzerland.

To contact the SAR Swiss Section, please write to Roger Pfister, Chair of SAR Switzerland and Head of International Cooperation at the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences.

News

Sakharov Prize 2019 for Ilham Tohti

Sakharov Prize 2019 for Ilham Tohti

October 25, 2019

The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, commonly known as the Sakharov Prize, honours individuals and groups of people who have dedicated their lives to the defense of human rights and freedom of thought. The Prize is awarded by the European Parliament, this year to Ilham Tohti from China.

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SAR Switzerland with new Steering Committee

SAR Switzerland with new Steering Committee

October 17, 2019

Decisions of the SAR Switzerland Assembly on 17 October 2019

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Academies join Scholars at Risk

Academies join Scholars at Risk

February 28, 2018

The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences have joined Scholars at Risk, in addition to supporting the work of SAR Switzerland.

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SAR Switzerland elects co-chairs

SAR Switzerland elects co-chairs

October 9, 2017

Catrin Scheiber (University of Lucerne) and Olivier Vincent (University of Geneva) have been duly elected to serve as the first Co-Chairs of SAR Switzerland.

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Events

Scholars at Risk Global Congress 2020

Scholars at Risk Global Congress 2020

March 25, 2020

Washington, DC & Baltimore, MD

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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Train the trainer course for academic mentors

Train the trainer course for academic mentors

February 3, 2020

Bielefeld, Germany

Pilot training course for academic mentors on how to guide refugee researchers in academic area

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Career Advancement for Refugee Researchers in Europe (CARe)

Career Advancement for Refugee Researchers in Europe (CARe)

December 3, 2019 11:15 am

Zurich

Are you a researcher with a refugee background? Join us to discuss the research labour market in Switzerland!

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The Right to Science and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Right to Science and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71

23.10.2018: Public lecture organised by the Human Rights Center of the University of Zurich and the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

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Members

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee of SAR Switzerland is composed as follows during 2019-2021:

• Annie Cottier, University of Bern
• Sara Elmer, University of Zurich
• Marisa Ernst, University of Lucerne (until March 2020)
• Luna Iacopini, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland HES-SO
• Catrin Scheiber, University of Lucerne (from April 2020)