Internationales

Threatened Researchers

KIT is a member of the Scholars at Risk Global Network (SAR) and the SAR Germany Section. Since 2016 KIT is hosting fellows in the Philipp Schwartz-Initiative launched by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Initiatives – Networks – Funding - Mentoring and Support

 

Initiatives and General Information at KIT

 

 

Further Networks and Platforms: Germany+Europa (External Links)

 

  • Scholars at Risk - German section: www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/sar-germany-section-en
    • The German Section of the global Scholars at Risk Network is composed of German universities, research institutions and science organizations that campaign to support and offer sanctuary to researchers under threat as well as to protect academic freedom.

 

  • Germany Platform: www.chance-for-science.de 
    • Social network for refugees and local scientists. It also lists offers from German universities and research centers for migrants.

 

  • Helmholtz Association Refugee Initiative: www.helmholtz.de/en/about_us/the_association/
    • The Helmholtz Association, in a joint endeavour with the Bundesagentur für Arbeit (Federal Employment Agency), launched a new initiative in mid-December 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Scholars at Risk

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

 

 

 

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

 

Scholars Rescue Fund

Rescuing persecuted scholars and preserving their lives, voices and ideas around the globe.

 

Cara (Council for At-Risk Academics)

Helps academics in immediate danger and supports higher education institutions whose continuing work is at risk or compromised.

 

DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

The main task of the DFG is to select the best projects by researchers at universities and research institutions and to finance these projects. The DFG facilitates the participation of scientists and academics who have fled their home countries in research projects

 

 

TU9

Germany Institutes of Technology supporting Integration of Refugees in Germany.

 

 

German Rectors’ Conference (HRK)

Universities for openness, tolerance and against xenophobia - Nationwide campaign by HRK member universities.

 

The aim of the program: to enable persecuted scientists to pursue their research work at a university in Baden-Württemberg, regardless of their nationality or subject area. 

 

              German initiative offering scholarships for talented refugees and enabling them with studying                          opportunities at universities

               AGYA brings together excellent Arab and German scholars to face shared challenges and develop                     solutions through research cooperation.

 

International / Worldwide Networks: SAR, cara, SRF

 

       Scholars at Risk

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

 

Scholars Rescue Fund

Rescuing persecuted scholars and preserving their lives, voices and ideas around the globe.

 

Cara (Council for At-Risk Academics)

Helps academics in immediate danger and supports higher education institutions whose continuing work is at risk or compromised.

 

Kiron

Social startup providing higher education to refugees.

 

        United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UN-UNHCR)

New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants: Political will for saving lives and protecting rights of refugees and migrants around the globe.

 

Report: “Missing Out – Refugees Education in Crisis”

A report about the current educational situation of young refugees of school-age under UNHCR’s mandate.

 

ReDI- School of Digital Integration

A non-profit digital school for tech-interested newcomers applying for asylum in Germany

Read more: “Diese Flüchtlinge könnten Ihre neuen Entwickler sein”

 

Network of Universities from the Capital of Europe (UNICA)

A network bringing together 46 Member Universities from 35 capital cities of Europe to facilitate international collaborations and promote academic leadership

Read more: UNICA-SAR Seminar on Academic Freedom

 

Useful Information and Activities for the Integration of Refugees

 

  • RefugeeGuide Online: Provide first information about Germany in more than 15 different languages.

 

 

 

 

  • Bildungscafé for refugees in Karlsruhe: provide deeper insights about life in Germany through e.g. visiting cultural institutions and further education in language skills. 

 

 

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
    SAR's 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.

     
  •  Workshop - Threatened Researchers II: Science in Exile - Shared Responsibilities. A second workshop concerning the subject of Threatened Researchers took place on 6th December 2018. The workshop was organized by the International Scholars and Welcome Office (IScO) and by ZAK | Centre for Cultural and General Studies at KIT in cooperation with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and Humboldt Regional Group Karlsruhe-Pforzheim e.V. within the Philipp Schwartz Initiative. Prior to the workshop a film screening of a documentary had been organized in the course of the World Science Café. 

     
  • Workshop - Threatened Researchers - The Power of Science. The meeting, which took place on December 12, 2017, 2 pm, was aiming to raise and sustain the awareness about this important topic and to address the needs of this especially vulnerable group of mobile researchers. Even more so we hoped 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. Report. Panel Speakers. Photos.