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Protecting Scholars at Risk

International network

The University of Gothenburg has been a member of the international network Scholars at Risk (SAR) since 2013. SAR is dedicated to promoting academic freedom around the world, for example by giving sanctuary to scholars who are unable to work in their home countries. Scholars at Risk is an international network of more than 500 higher education institutions in 40 countries.

Read more on SAR’s website

First academic institution in Sweden to host SAR scholars

In the autumn of 2015, the University of Gothenburg became the first Swedish higher education institution to host  SAR scholars. Six SAR-scholars have until now been hosted at the university. The scholars are employed by the departments that match their respective research fields, for a period of one year, and are engaged in the regular research activities at their host departments.

Coordinating Swedish section of Scholars at Risk

A Swedish section of the network, Scholars at Risk Network – Sweden Section, was launched on 9 March 2016. The section consists of 20 Swedish higher education institutions (and one research institute) and is coordinated from Gothenburg.

For more information on members of the Swedish section of Scholars at Risk see the SAR-section website.

Researchers in need of protection through Scholars at Risk can contact the network directly.

Contact person for Scholars at Risk at the University of Gothenburg:
Karolina Catoni, International Centre


More Swedish universities are ready to welcome researchers that live under threat.

The University of Gothenburg Coordinates Sanctuary for Threatened Scholars

University of Gothenburg Welcomes Two Threatened Scholars

Photo: Johan Wingborg. The picture shows Anas Al Khabour, one of the researchers from the SAR network that the University of Gothenburg has helped.

Page Manager: International Centre|Last update: 5/4/2020

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