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Academic for Peace Jailed in Turkey

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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...

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The Arab Society for Academic Freedom is an impressive collection of academics from around the Arab world which work together to enforce the norms...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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,...
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