Scholars at Risk

The University is a member of the Scholars at Risk Network (SAR). Learn how you can become involved in the network at the University.

Student Advocacy Seminars and Legal Clinics

Under this initiative, students research the cases of wrongfully detailed scholars and students facing unjust restrictions, prosecution or imprisonment due to their academic work and create an advocacy campaign. Students are provided with an opportunity to develop human rights research and advocacy skills through direct engagement on behalf of threatened members of the global higher education community.

SAR will assist academic staff and students to create an opportunity that fits their curricular needs and interests. These Seminars can be conducted as small-group seminars, independent studies or supervised internships – and other institutions have organised these as for-credit courses and non-credit extracurricular opportunities.

Join SAR’s Academic Freedom Monitoring Project as a researchers

SAR’s Academic Freedom Monitoring Project focuses on developing a greater understanding of the volume and nature of attacks on higher education communities in order to develop more effective protection responses. They invite academics and researchers, including faculty-led graduate student clinics, to join the monitoring project as volunteer researchers.

Invite a speaker to the University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh has access to a list of speakers currently being assisted by SAR, who would visit the University to speak about their academic work and the threats experienced in their home country. If your School wishes to participate in the speakers series then please note this would incur a cost, including travel expenses for the Scholar and an honorarium.