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.

News

SAR Switzerland elects co-chairs

09/10/2017

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

15/05/2017

During the SAR Swiss Section's 3rd assembly, the section's terms of reference were unanimously approved.
Furthermore, the section elected its first steering commitee, comprising of Olivier Vincent (University of Geneva), Caroline Wiedmer (Franklin University), Maurizia Ruinelli (Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano), Matthias Buess (University of Lausanne) and Catrin Scheiber (University of Lucerne).

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Events

EURAXESS Conference: Integration of Refugee Scholars in Switzerland

2018-01-17 00:00

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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Scholars and Professionals at Risk - Human Rights Issues in Focus

2017-11-20 00:00

University of Lucerne, Frohburgstrasse 3, Switzerland

This lecture held jointly by the University of Lucerne and the Scholars at Risk network looks at human rights violations in the Iranian and Sri Lankan contexts and uncovers some of the reasons why people are forced to leave their home countries.

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Migrations, State Obligations, and Rights in a Globalized Context

2017-10-11 00:00

University of Geneva

This conference held at the University of Geneva will include a roundtable entitled 'Universities: a Sanctuary for Scholars at Risk?'.

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Academic Repression in Turkey and Being a Scholar at Risk

2017-05-15 00:00

University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71, Switzerland

In the framework of the University of Zurich's initiative for refugees, the International Relations Office hosts a presentation about Scholars at Risk, an international network to defend the principles of academic freedom and human rights of scholars around the world.

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SAR Switzerland Section Meeting

SAR Switzerland Section Meeting

2016-11-28 10:00

Universität Bern, Hochschulstrasse 6, Switzerland

The first meeting of the SAR Switzerland Section will take place on Monday, November 28 at the University of Bern.

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Members

Contact

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