SCIENCE AT RISK Emergency Office

Providing counseling and emergency aid for academics affected by the war in Ukraine and political repressions in Belarus and Russia

I am a scholar / student at risk

At risk means affected by the war in Ukraine as well as politically persecuted in Belarus or Russia

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I would like to support scholars / students at risk

I am ready to provide colleagues from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia with practical advice, professional networking, etc.

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Russian government designates our parent organisation akno e.V. as an “undesirable foreign organisation”

The Russian Ministry of Justice added the Academic Network Eastern Europe to a list of “undesirable foreign organizations” on 4 December.

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Monitoring Report

Ukraine 2022-2023

Threats to science and higher education after the full-scale Russian invasion

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Monitoring Report

Russia 2022/2023

Persecutions in the academic sphere and forced emigration

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Free University Moscow was one of the last independent universities in Russia & a safe haven for repressed scholars. Exactly 1 year ago today, Russian authorities labeled it an "undesirable organization". For safety reasons, Free University had to end its operations 2 days later.

Is there someone you know who has gone above and beyond in protecting scholars? An institution that has demonstrated their commitment to academic freedom? Nominate them for SAR’s 2024 Courage to Think Award! Nominations will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Funded 3-year PhD position to work with me at @ftsk_unimainz @uni_mainz. Candidates must know a post-Soviet language other than Russian. Please circulate!

Unser gemeinsames Statement von als ‘unerwünschte Organisationen’ gelisteter Institutionen in Deutschland. @austauschorg Coopera e.V. @DGO_Berlin @EASchiffer @JanAlbrecht XZ Foundation @ZOiS_Berlin @LiberaleModerne

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SCIENCE AT RISK Emergency Office is a project founded by the Academic Network Eastern Europe, akno e.V., that provides support to academics and students that have been affected by the war in Ukraine or by political repression in Belarus and Russia.

We are one of the few organizations that act as a point of contact for those affected, providing verification, counseling, and emergency assistance for at-risk scholars and students from that region.

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