From 30 March 2018 09:00 to 11 May 2018 21:00

Utrecht University supports UAF Scholars at Risk: 'Who are they?'

Academic freedom is under pressure around the globe. Scholars are threatened for their ideas and research and there is an urgent need for support. The Foundation for Refugee Students UAF coordinates the SAR network in the Netherlands and Belgium and helps threatened scholars to continue their work in a safe environment.

In order to create a wider awareness of the position of threatened scholars, the UAF has developed a film presentation on the subject of academic freedom. This presentation shows the film First Class (director: Miles Roston) about the life of threatened scholar Felix Kaputu.

Felix Kaputu

Felix Kaputu
Mr Kaputu taught his students critical thinking. Congolese authorities imprisoned him after accusations of belonging to a banned opposition group. Thanks to the UAF Scholars at Risk programme he now has a safe place to continue his work. The film will be on display at Utrecht University from the 30th of March till the 11th of May. 

Start date and time
30 March 2018 09:00
End date and time
11 May 2018 21:00