Academic freedom is fundamental to scientific progress, pursuit of truth, quality higher education and international collaboration. Universities and states have signed statements of their commitment to safeguard academic freedom, yet in practice, they do not always implement them. How severe are infringements of academic freedom? Are these infringements getting better or worse? Prof. Dr. Katrin Kinzelbach of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), has investigated these questions in collaboration with international partners and has published a global academic freedom index.
- 2020 Scholars at Risk Global Congress