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.
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).
The role of technology in refugee education: A blended-learning course experience with Syrian refugees in Jordan
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.
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.
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.Read More
University of Geneva
This conference held at the University of Geneva will include a roundtable entitled 'Universities: a Sanctuary for Scholars at Risk?'.Read More
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.Read More