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A Brief History of Academic Freedom

Basic tenets of academic freedom as we know them today were created as a response to totalitarian governments and dictatorships of the early 1900’s....

Banned Books in Europe

Censorship is nothing new to the world of literature or academia. Reasons vary greatly across countries and continents, although you’re more likely to find...

Why Academic Freedom is Important to Professors

Throughout history, we have become accustomed to scholars serving a very specific role. These professionals are expected to learn pre-determined curricula, design lessons to...

How Right-Wing Indian Society Stifles Academic Freedom

India is home to a right-wing nationalist party advocating for Hinduvta, a word meaning "Hinduness". Manifesting itself in many ways, this term has morphed...

These Organizations Protect Academic Freedom

Without academic research, our society wouldn't have as nearly as much knowledge as we currently do. Although many of us overlook the importance of...

The Importance of Academic Freedom for Democracy

Since the inception of the first universities nearly a thousand years ago, the freedom to pursue intellectual inquiry has served as a core value for professors,...

The Wisconsin Supreme Court and Academic Freedom

Universities are institutions with high ideals. Should they not live up to those high ideals, the courts may be responsible to make them. A...

The Foundation for Refugee Students UAF

The Foundation for Refugee Students UAF is the oldest refugee organization in the Netherlands, founded to support Czech students fleeing from the Soviet invasion....

Role of the European University Association in Protecting Academic Freedom

The European University Association (EAU) is tasked with protecting academic freedom in universities within member states of the EU. What is the European University Association? The...

Academic for Peace Jailed in Turkey

Dr. Gençay Gürsoy of Turkey was charged with “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” on the grounds of his support of the declaration prepared by the...
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