Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Comparative Political Sciences and Political Systems of Eastern Europe

Academic Freedom Network wins funding

Academic Freedom Network is a platform and a network established by the partnership of the, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Academics in Solidarity at FU-Berlin, Off-University, Einstein Fellows Research Group at HU-Berlin and The New University in Exile Consortium, The New School, NY, USA. The Academic Freedom Network is a project as part of the Berlin Center for Global Engagement (BCGE). It has four major goals: 1. Establishing a network among scholars at risk and larger academic community. 2. Promoting academic collaboration, research and discussion on the idea of academic freedom in relation to our common problems such as political pressure, precarity, as well as public health and climate change. Based on the idea that common problems can only be addressed through our collective efforts the network will offer a space for creative, interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral exchange. 3. Strengthening the inter-organizational collaboration among the separate initiatives by setting up a connective platform for capacity development as well as exchange of information and strategies. 4. Supporting the goal of the Berlin Center for Global Exchange and the Berlin University Alliance to consolidate, make visible and promote academic freedom.

Project Leaders:

Professor Silvia von Steinsdorff, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Sozialwissenschaften

Professor Robin Celikates, Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Philosophie