The Right to Education Initiative

In 2000 the first UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education was re-launched in 2008 as the Right to Education Project, envisioning a...

Winners of the 2019 Politiken Freedom Prize Announced

The organization Scholars at Risk (SAR) and the Central European University were recognized for their contributions to global academic freedom, receiving the 2019 Politiken...

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 Threat to Academic Freedom in Hungary

Hungarian Universities are under immense pressure from the government to suspend certain areas of study. Cases such as that of Hungary is seemingly unprecedented...

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...

Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education by UNESCO

In 1997, UNESCO released a Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel which directly concerns the ability for professors to conduct their work and...

What is the Right to Education?

Education – the process of learning is not a privilege. The right to education is a fundamental human right. The right to education is guaranteed...

Who are Scholars at Risk?

Scholars at Risk is a New York based organization, comprised of a network of international institutions which are organized to support and defend principles...

Academic Freedom in the Digital Age

If you’ve experienced this at least once in your life, you’re not alone. Multiple people have gone through feeling like their words are unimpactful...

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....
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