The browser you are using is not supported by this website. All versions of Internet Explorer are no longer supported, either by us or Microsoft (read more here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/windows/end-of-ie-support).

Please use a modern browser to fully experience our website, such as the newest versions of Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari etc.

Scholars at Risk – an important and vital network

Silhuettes of persons walking in a hanging corridor. Photo: Charlotte Carlberg Bärg.

In view of the developments in Afghanistan, I would like to draw attention to Scholars at Risk. The University Management takes a positive stance towards receiving incoming researchers.

Scholars at Risk is an international network of more than 500 higher education institutions in 42 countries that works to promote academic freedom and support academics at risk through arranging sanctuary at member institutions. The University has been a member since 2014 and has taken in two researchers at risk to date.

The University Management takes a positive stance towards receiving incoming researchers from Afghanistan. Even though we do not know when or if someone will come, I would at this stage like to express my sincere thanks to those who have already shown an interest in acting as hosts. I would also like to take the opportunity to extend a special thank you to Pär Svensson and the working group at External Relations for their good and important work.

/Jimmie Kristensson

Read more:

Scholars at Risk on the Staff Pages


This text is published in LU News No 2 - 2021