Scholars at Risk
In Sweden, 21 higher education institutions are members of SAR and SAR-Sweden meets approximately once per semester to exchange experiences and plan joint activities. At Lund University, there are currently two threatened researchers.
Threatened researchers can apply to Sweden and Lund University by contacting Scholars at Risk via scholarsatrisk.org
Scholars at Risk conference 19 November
Scholars at Risk invites participation in “Free to Think 2020: Responding to Attacks on Higher Education,” a virtual conference marking SAR’s 20th anniversary and the release of SAR's annual report, Free to Think 2020. The report draws on data from SAR’s Academic Freedom Monitoring Project, which documents attacks on higher education between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020.
Activities spring 2021
In the spring, the university will arrange a series of webinars on Scholars at Risk and academic freedom with the following content:
- What does SAR do and how can I get involved?
- Meet SAR researchers at Lund University
- Presentation of academic freedom index
- Academic freedom globally - discussion and debate
Academic freedom globally
In 2020, the UN General Assembly received a report on academic freedom from David Keye, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression.
EU Research Ministers adopted in October 2020 a declaration on the important role of governments in protecting the freedom of scientific research, and in protecting academic freedom in the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) as well as in the European Research Area (ERA).