SAR Switzerland

The Scholars at Risk Swiss Section was officially launched with the approval of its Terms of Reference on the 15th of May 2017 at the University of Bern.

The first Swiss universities joined the SAR network in 2008. Today, the SAR Swiss Section comprises 14 Swiss higher education institutions, with ‘swissuniversities’, the rector’s conference of all Swiss higher education institutions, and the ‘Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences’ acting as associate members. The SAR Swiss Section is committed to promoting SAR’s values, mission and activities and seeks to share information and share best practice as well as launch common activities with all members of the Swiss section.


Academies join Scholars at Risk

February 28, 2018

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

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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 the SAR Swiss Section.

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SAR Switzerland approves Terms of Reference and elects first steering committee

May 15, 2017

During the SAR Swiss Section's 3rd assembly, the section's terms of reference were unanimously approved.

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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

October 23, 2018 6:15 pm

University of Zurich (main building), Rämistrasse 71, KOL-E-21

The Human Rights Center of the University of Zurich together with the Swiss Academy of Sciences invite you to a public lecture on:
'The Right to Science and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights'.

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European University Association (EUA) 2018 Annual Conference

March 5, 2018 12:00 am

University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71

Representatives from SAR's Swiss Section will be responsible for the Scholars at Risk booth at the upcoming EUA 2018 Annual Conference.

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The role of technology in refugee education: A blended-learning course experience with Syrian refugees in Jordan

March 15, 2018 5:15 pm

Uni/PH Building, Frohburgstrasse 3, Lucerne (Room/Hörsaal 2)

This lecture is jointly organized by the Division of Research and Development and the International Office of the University of Teacher Education Lucerne (PH Luzern), in conjunction with the Scholars at Risk Network (SAR).
The lecture addresses the opportunities, challenges, and problems that students with a refugee background face when striving for education and a professional career. It provides insights into the conpetencies and needs of these students in order to better adapt existing training programs in the field.

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EURAXESS Conference: Integration of Refugee Scholars in Switzerland

January 17, 2018 12:00 am

Room R AA -G-01, Rämistrasse 59, 8006 Zurich

This EURAXESS conference combines an academic approach with practical examples to consider the
effectiveness of specific initiatives and programmes for the integration of refugee researchers in
Switzerland and beyond. It will be a unique opportunity to discuss different approaches and challenges
amongst practitioners, scientists and representatives from public authorities.

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For questions about the SAR-Switzerland section, please contact Oliver Vincent or Catrin Scheiber.