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Academic freedom index aims to boost defence incentive

More than 1,800 scholars assessed the level of academic freedom in different countries between 1900 and 2019 to create the Academic Freedom Index – the most comprehensive global assessment of scholarly autonomy to date. The 2019 data include 144 countries.

The index was created by researchers at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, the V-Dem Institute at the University of Gothenburg, Scholars at Risk Network and the Global Public Policy Institute.

Report “Free Universities: Putting the Academic Freedom Index Into Action” (March 2020)