Seminar on Academic Freedom, Denmark
Academic freedom is crucial in democratic societies. It is necessary for the creation and dissemination of new knowledge and new ideas. Nevertheless, academic freedom is conestantly challenged, even in democratic societies.
The present seminar zooms in on various challenges and threats to academic freedom and discusses how best to deal with them. These challenges emanate from several sources. Researchers have been named and shamed by members of parliament, taken to court by private lobby organizations, and/or been personally threatened on social media. Other challenges stem from structural or financial factors. Likewise, academic freedom is currently under pressure internally, within the academic environment itself.
The seminar is jointly organised by The Federation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne), The Committee for The Protection of Scientific and Scholarly Work (UBVA), The Danish Association of Masters and PhDs (DM), The Young Academy under The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters and the Danish National Commission for UNESCO.
The conference will take place both physically, at the location of Akademikerhuset, and online.
Please sign up at www.ubva.dk if you wish to attend in person.
Please use https://ucph-ku.zoom.us/j/63038920144 if you wish to attend online.
Please find the programme in English here. Seminar on Academic Freedom
SAR Europe’s Advocacy Manager, Denise Roche, will join the seminar to present on ‘The key role of Scholars at Risk’