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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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,...

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...

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...
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