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Scholars at Risk (SAR): 

--> Read: Scholars at Risk’s (SAR) responses to the recent U.S. executive order on immigration (as of Feb. 1, 2017)


Support for threatened researchers – KIT is a founding member of the German Section of the Scholars at Risk Network

“Scholars at Risk is an international network of institutions and individuals whose mission it is to protect scholars and promote academic freedom. “

Since long and even more in our days around the world, scholars are threatened because of their research, their ideas, and their place in society. SAR takes action whenever scholars are being restricted in their academic freedom while doing research, teaching, and learning.

SAR-representative at KIT:  Dr. Petra Roth

On 20th September 20 universities and research facilities have founded the German Section of the Scholars at Risk Network (SAR) in Bonn, in order to be able to communicate about possibilities for the support of threatened researchers and to draw attention to the infringement of academic freedom.
The German Section is part of the international Scholars at Risk Network (SAR), in which higher education institutions are working together worldwide. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will host the secretariat of the German Section until March 2019.

To the press release of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation  


Scholars at Risk - German section

The German Section of the global Scholars at Risk Network is composed of German universities, research institutions and science organisations that campaign to support and offer sanctuary to researchers under threat as well as to protect academic freedom




Past Events

KIT-Workshop: Scholars at Risk - Threatend Researchers: The Philipp-Schwartz-Initiative at KIT

Presentations and personal reports provide an insight into the refugee issue at the KIT with the opportunity for discussion.

Date: 28th September 2016  3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Venue: Senatssaal, Building 11.30, Campus South

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