Göttingen International

Scholars at Risk

Since 2016, the University of Göttingen is a member of the international network Scholars at Risk (SAR). Around the world, scholars are persecuted because of their research and ideas, threatened and restricted in their work. SAR is a global association of more than 400 universities, research institutions and other scientific organizations in 39 countries that work together to protect threatened scholars and strengthen values such as academic freedom.

The New York based network assists hundreds of scholars each year through temporary positions at network member institutions, direct in-country assistance to threatened scholars and their families as well as advice and referrals for scholars and their host campuses. Thus, enabling them to pursue their research unhindered for a certain period of time.