International Academic Freedom Workshops

SAR: International Freedom Workshops

Academic freedom – the freedom to teach and learn without fear or retribution – is the heart of the modern university. Quality depends on society and the state respecting the space for inquiry and expression, through which insights are made. In a knowledge-driven world, academic freedom is more important than ever.

The Scholars at Risk Academic Freedom Workshops brought  together leading scholars, advocates and professionals to rethink issues of academic freedom and related values – including access, accountability/ transparency, academic freedom/ quality, autonomy/ good governance, and social responsibility. These events contributed to better understand the regional dimensions of these issues, while supporting participants to promote these values worldwide. An advocacy curriculum together with materials and reports from these workshops is available to allow users to develop similar activities on their own.

If you are interested in becoming involved in the activities of SAR Ireland Section, please contact Ruth Taillon, Universities Ireland Secretary at r.taillon@qub.ac.uk. Tel: +44 28 3751 1559.