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Threatened Researchers

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has developed various actions and offerings to support the integration of refugees. Central Website

Support for at-risk academics at post -doctoral level

  • Philipp Schwartz Initiative  launched by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
    Fellowships and promotion of the awareness of the scientific community of situations faced by threatened and displaced researchers. Read more
  • Scholars at Risk Global Network (SAR)
    KIT is one of the twenty founding members of the German Section of SAR, and is also represented in the section's steering group. Read more
  • More information on initiatives, platforms and networks in support of refugees and threatened researchers at KIT and other universities or entities -  please see here. 


Upcoming events

  • World Science Café ( ZAK in co-operation with IScO, funded within the Philipp Schwartz Initiative)
    • Lecture series featuring at-risk academics along with other scholars on topics related to academic freedom, refugees, working in exile
    • Programs on 30th November 2016, 1st February 2017 and 15th February 2017 (Foyer Building 11.30, Campus South)  
    • More information


  • The first Workshop of the German SAR Section “aiming at facilitating the exchange of expertise and best practices amongst institutions in Germany” will be held on April 27th to 28th, 2017 in Berlin. Information will be updated continuously.


Past Events