The University of Greifswald is a member of Scholars at Risk (SAR) network since 2021. SAR is a network of over 500 universities, research institutions, and other scientific organisations in 41 countries worldwide that work together to protect and support threatened scholars and to promote academic freedom around the world.
The New York-based network supports hundreds of scientists each year through independent risk assessments to find fellowships or temporary work positions at member institutions in safe countries.
By becoming a member of Scholars at Risk, the University of Greifswald demonstrates its commitment to and responsibility for ensuring and promoting freedom of speech and freedom of scientific research locally and globally. The University of Greifswald declares therefore its willingness to host threatened scholars and academics.
The SAR activities of the University of Greifswald are coordinated through a task force that includes members from the International Office, the Welcome Centre and the Research Support Centre (ZFF). The University's contact person is Prof. Dr. Cordelia Heß, Chair of Nordic History.
Unfortunately, no funds are available on the university level to finance threatened scholars. SAR itself does not provide any financial support either. However, in cooperation with eligible candidates and their local hosts, we make efforts to obtain third-party funding for the financial support of a research stay at the University of Greifswald.
Contacts at the University of Greifswald
Prof. Dr. Cordelia Heß
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Institute of History
Tel: +49 3834 420 3330
Telefon +49 3834 420 1175
Research Support Centre
Funding and application support
Tel: +49 3834 420 1176