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.

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
    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.