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SLU member of a network for human rights and academic freedom

Published: 23 February 2022

At the end of January, SLU became a member of the international network Scholars at Risk, SAR. It is a network of more than 570 universities around the world that supporting defending human rights for researchers.

The SAR network consists of 570 universities in the world and is represented in 40 countries. SLU is part of the Swedish network SAR-Sweden, which is led by the University of Gothenburg. The network covers all Swedish universities and a number of the university colleges.

"Being a member of Scholars at Risk is a clear signal that SLU stands up for human rights and academic freedom," says Ylva Hillbur, Pro Vice-Chancellor for international relations.

Scholars at risk have an extensive activity which – in addition to giving persecuted researchers a sanctuary – includes collaboration on external monitoring, information exchange and contact with authorities. SAR conducts advocacy work in various parts of the world. Both SAR Central and SAR-Sweden arrange a variety of activities aimed at employees and students.

Geir Löe at the Division of Educational Affairs is the contact person at SLU.


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Geir Löe, International Officer
Division of Educational Affairs, SLU, +46 18 67 12 35, +46 725 44 00 28