DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES
Engaged since 2011 in the Scholars at Risk network, the VUB actively supports the protection of scholars who suffer intimidation and pressure through awarness-raising campaigns and by sheltering threatened academics.
Host a scholar
Member institutions invite threatened scholars to temporarily join their campus communities as professors, researchers, lecturers, visiting scholars, post-docs, graduate fellows, or students.
Through stories told by courageous scholars, campus communities and associations discuss the importance and fragility of academic freedom around the world.
Student Advocacy Seminars
Guided by faculty, students develop hands-on human rights research and advocacy skills while supporting imprisoned scholars and the right to be #free2think.
Academic Freedom Monitoring Project
Researchers partner with SAR to document and analyze attacks on higher education, including physical violence, imprisonment, prosecution, professional retaliation, travel restrictions, and other forms of attacks.
About the Scholars in Prison Project
Take action on behalf of scholars and students facing imprisonment, as a result of peaceful expression and association.
Academics and students from around the world collaborate on research and advocacy projects related to academic freedom and higher education.
Scholars at Risk protects scholars suffering grave threats to their lives, liberty and well-being, in part by
arranging positions of sanctuary at institutions in our network for those forced to flee.
In most cases this is a one-semester or one-year position as a visiting scholar, researcher or professor at a higher education institution in a safe location anywhere in the world. SAR provides advisory services for displaced scholars who are struggling to restart their lives and their careers in their new location.