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Academic freedom

Academic freedom and scientific autonomy are vital for science to progress and best serve society. However, in a number of countries and in a number of different ways, these rights are being encroached upon. Political, religious and commercial pressures on both individual scientists and academic institutions are undermining the ability of researchers to work freely and without hindrance, threatening the Universality of Science Principle enshrined in ICSU’s statutes. Seriously concerned by this growing trend, CFRS:

Survey on Academic Freedom

With the intention to foster academic freedom, a research group in the United Kingdom launched a survey to establish the situation in Africa and Europe. Scientists from those two regions are invited to share their experiences by completing the survey as follows:

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