Other international activities
Scholars at Risk
SAR Scholars at Risk network is an international network of universities and institutions promoting the academic freedom and defending the human rights of scholars worldwide by arranging temporary academic positions at member universities, to keep scholars working until conditions improve and they are able to return to their home countries; providing advisory services for scholars and hosts; organizing campaigns for scholars who are imprisoned or silenced in their home countries; monitoring attacks on higher education communities worldwide; deploying new tool and strategies for promoting academic freedom and improving respect for university values everywhere.
In 2015, the SAR-Switzerland Section was created in order to organize and promote the activities of SAR network Swiss members in Switzerland.
Since April 2017, USI is an active member of the Scholars at Risk Network.
More about Scholars at Risk: https://www.scholarsatrisk.org/
EURAXESS is an initiative of the European Commission delivering information and supporting researcher mobility and career development, while enhancing scientific collaboration between Europe and the world.
The Euraxess centre is managed by the service.