Analysing Change

Bucerius Fellow Ilyas Saliba and his co-authors about Academic Freedom Index:

“Academic freedom is fundamental to scientific progress, the pursuit of knowledge, research collaboration, and quality higher education. Plenty of universities and states have committed to safeguarding academic freedom, yet it remains under attack in many places. As we are publishing this report, the global community is racing to respond to the novel coronavirus Sars-CoV‑2. Academics, both inside and outside of universities and in an extraordinarily broad range of disciplines, are playing a vital role in addressing the epidemiological, economic, political, and cultural dimensions of the response to the crisis, as they will in the eventual recovery and restoration of essential functions and services.“