Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)’s engagement with Scholars at Risk began in 2011 with the Norwegian rectors’ formation of a national section. Since then, NTNU has hosted eight scholars from Iran, Eritrea, Turkey, Syria, Yemen, and Pakistan. Initially,
Whitman is a small liberal arts college in Walla Walla, Washington in the US. Our mission is to provide an academically rigorous education to an exclusively undergraduate student body. Since Fall 2017, Whitman has hosted three SAR scholars in: Politics
As Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace nears his 200th day on a hunger strike, join SAR in calling for his immediate release and sending him warm wishes in celebration of his 60th birthday and in solidarity with his continued struggle in prison.
The establishment of SAR Flanders confirms and strengthens the commitment of Flemish universities to provide shelter to foreign scientists who are threatened in their home country and thus forced to continue their academic careers elsewhere.
EPFL’s hosting engagement began in 2018 thanks to our collaboration with the Swiss Commission for UNESCO and the advocacy of Commission members. At the end of 2020, we were finally able to extend a visiting position to a Turkish scholar.
2021-22 MELLON/SAR ACADEMIC FREEDOM WORKSHOP & FELLOWSHIPS Scholars at Risk (SAR) is pleased to announce a call for applications for remote research fellowships for early career researchers studying, writing and/or teaching on academic freedom and/or related higher education values, made
Wellesley College, a private women's liberal arts college in Massachusetts, US, is a leading member of the Scholars at Risk Network in its mission to defend scholars and promote academic freedom.
SAR has embarked on a new pilot program, Practitioners at Risk, to explore university support for individuals targeted for their ideas: journalists, writers, democracy and human rights advocates. Learn more about the first practitioner, Ahmad Noorani, hosted through this program.
To help offer guidance on resources to support mental health and wellbeing, SAR has developed a directory of external resources for scholars and university hosts.
Scholars at Risk is celebrating Nowruz by sending warm wishes and comfort to Niloufar Bayani and Ahmadreza Djalali, scholars imprisoned in Iran.
On August 13, 2019, SAR wrote to Chinese officials urging them to immediately halt the execution of Dr. Tashpolat Tiyip, a renowned scholar of geography and former president of Xinjiang University (XJU).
SAR Executive Director Robert Quinn sat down with The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Megan Zahneis to talk about SAR’s latest Free to Think report, responses to attacks on higher education worldwide, and how university communities can teach academic freedom.
“My father was trying to be a peaceful bridge between Han Chinese and Uyghurs,” said Jewher Ilham. “He never advocated for independence, never advocated for violence.” In this SAR Spotlight, we feature Ilham, the daughter of imprisoned scholar Ilham Tohti.
In this SAR Spotlight, we spoke with Professor Mayda Hočevar about how current humanitarian and political crises are impacting the quality of higher education in Venezuela and recent efforts to advocate for academic freedom and institutional autonomy in Latin America.
“I realised that I had been cheated by the Chinese government,” legal scholar Teng Biao said describing his drive to pursue a career in human rights law.