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Scholars At Risk - Italy Section

SAR Italy

The Scuola Normale Superiore adheres to the Italian section of Scholars at Risk.

SAR Italy is a partnership between Italian higher education institutions and research centres. In constituting SAR Italy, the governance structures of adhering institutions, as well as educators, researchers, students and administrative personnel send a strong message of solidarity to scholars and institutions that experience situations whereby their academic freedom is at stake, and their research, educational and ‘third mission’ activities are constrained. SAR Italy operates by sharing information and best practices, planning and carrying out joint activities on protection and advocacy, and organising awareness-raising events.

All the universities that joined SAR as contributing member or sustaining member are by right members of SAR Italy.

In 2019-2021 SAR Italy will be coordinated by the University of Padova and the University of Trento, which had previously started policies of hospitality and advocacy. The Steering Committee is composed of the above institutions together with the University of Cagliari, the University of Trieste and the Scuola Normale Superiore.

SAR members in Italy: Istituto Universitario Europeo, Magna Charta Observatory, Scuola Normale Superiore, University of Bologna, University of Brescia, University of Cagliari, University of Macerata, University of Milano, University of Padova, University of Roma, University of Siena, International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, University of Trento, University of Torino, University of Trieste, University of Verona.

Scholars at Risks (SAR) is an international network of institutions founded at the University of Chicago in 1999. Its mission is to promote academic freedom and to protect scholars whose life or work are at stake. SAR is part of the Network for Education and Academic Rights (NEAR) and the Scholars Rescue Fund (SRF)-Institute of International Education (IIE). It currently consists of 450 universities across 40 countries.

Get Involved

Seat: 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; Email:; Website:

SNS Representative

Dr Lorenzo Bosi, Assistant Professor Sociology at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, is the SNS representative for SAR Italy and the Italian Network “Università per la Pace”.
Dr Bosi is supported by the SNS Internationalisation Office.