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Protecting Scholars at Risk

Göran Larsson, researcher at University of Gothenburg

International network

The University of Gothenburg has been a member of the international network Scholars at Risk (SAR) since 2013. SAR is dedicated to promoting academic freedom around the world, for example by giving sanctuary to scholars who are unable to work in their home countries. Scholars at Risk is an international network of about 380 higher education institutions in 38 countries.

Read more on SAR’s website

First academic institution in Sweden to host SAR scholars

In the autumn of 2015, the University of Gothenburg became the first Swedish higher education institution to host two SAR scholars. The scholars are employed by the departments that match their respective research fields, for a period of one year, and are engaged in the regular research activities at their host departments. The University is welcoming two new SAR scholars in spring 2016.

Coordinating Swedish section of Scholars at Risk

A Swedish section of the network, Scholars at Risk Network – Sweden Section, was launched on 9 March 2016. The section consists of 16 Swedish higher education institutions and is coordinated from Gothenburg.

The following universities and university colleges are part of the Swedish section: University of Gothenburg, University of Borås, Dalarna University, University West, Karlstad University, Karolinska Institutet, Mid Sweden University, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design,  Linnaeus University, Lund University, Malmö University, National Defence University, Stockholm University, Södertörn University, Umeå University and Uppsala University.

Researchers in need of protection through Scholars at Risk can contact the network directly.

Contact person for Scholars at Risk at the University of Gothenburg:
Karolina Catoni, International Centre

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Picture: Göran Larsson, researcher at the Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion

Page Manager: Jessica Glanzelius|Last update: 5/17/2017

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