scholars at risk

Scholars at Risk – Italian section


Scholars at Risks (SAR) is an international network of universities founded in 1999, at the University of Chicago, to promote academic freedom and protect scholars who are in danger of life or whose work is severely compromised. SAR currently includes 450 universities in 40 countries and is part of the Network for Education and Academic Rights (NEAR) and of the Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF).

The Scuola Normale Superiore is part of the Italian section of Scholars at Risk, SAR Italy, a partnership between universities and national research institutes. In establishing SAR Italia, the governance structures of the participating universities, the teaching, research and technical staff, the students send a strong signal of solidarity to scholars and university institutions who are in situations where academic freedom is restricted and research, teaching and training activities repressed. SAR Italia works by sharing information, exchanging good practices, collaborating in protection and advocacy activities and organizing awareness events.
Universities that are part of  the international network are members by right of SAR Italia.


SAR Italy Organization 2019-2020:

University of Padua, University of Trento.
Scuola Normale Superiore, University of Cagliari, University of Padua, University of Trieste, University of Trento.
Istituto universitario europeo, Magna Charta Observatory, Scuola Normale Superiore, University of Bologna, University of Brescia, University of Cagliari, University of Macerata, University of Milan, University of Padua, University of Rome, University of Siena, Università Telematica Internazionale di Nettuno, University of Trento, University of Turin, University of Trieste, University of Verona.

The contact person of the Normale for the activities of the Italian section of SAR and of the University for Peace Network is Lorenzo Bosi (lecturer of Sociology of Political Phenomena at the Department of Political-Social Sciences), who avails himself of the collaboration and support of the Internationalization Service of the Normale.

Contacts and membership of SAR
SAR International Network - New York University, 194 Mercer Street, 4th Floor - New York, New York 10012 USA
Tel: +1-212-998-2179 
Fax: +1-212-995-4402