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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
    Our annual report on attacks on higher education communities: Free to Think 2017
     
  • 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

  • Workshop - Threatened Researchers - The Power of Science. The meeting on December 12, 2017, 2 pm, aims at raising and sustaining awareness about this important topic and to address the needs of this especially vulnerable group of mobile researchers. Even more so we hope to promote the dialogue and mutual understanding among fellow researchers and fathom out the possibilities of supporting threatened researchers e.g. via networks such as the Humboldt network. Program
     
  • World Science Café – Lecture series of refugees and threatened researchers (ZAK in co-operation with IScO, funded within the Philipp Schwartz Initiative)
    • Next lecture: December 12th, 2017
      Dr. Anan Alsheikh Haidar / Dr. Housamedden Darwish (Köln University)
      “The Syrian Crisis: a Philosophical and Legal Overview”
       
  • Scholars at Risk Network 2018 Global Congress – 23th -  26th April, 2018, Berlin, Germany

     

"The Scholars at Risk Network 2018 Global Congress will be held in Berlin, Germamy, 23-26 April, 2018, in partnership with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Freie Universität Berlin, and Scholars at Risk Germany Section.

The SAR Global Congress provides an opportunity for members and partners to gather, share experiences hosting at-risk scholars, learn about new activities for faculty, staff, and students, and discuss current issues and strategies for promoting academic freedom and related higher education values. The 2016 SAR Global Congress in Montreal drew more than 180 people from 87 universities in 37 countries for four days of workshops, keynotes, plenaries, section meetings, and parallel sessions."

More: https://www.scholarsatrisk.org/

Past Events

  • World Science Café 19th July 2017 ( 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
       
  • 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.
     
  • Lecture (in German) December 8th 2016 – 5.30 pm  - Building 01.12

    Martin Gommel:  „Idomeni – Das Warten der Geflüchteten“
     

  • Presentations about the Philipp Schwartz Initiative and the Scholars at Risk Network at