Violence on Higher Education Communities

Violent attacks shrink the space for higher education

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

Attacks on higher education communities are occurring at an alarming rate around the world, threatening the safety and well-being of scholars, students and staff, and closing down the space in which people are free to think, question and share ideas, according to a new report by Scholars at Risk.


Violence and Persecution Plague Universities in the Middle East

From WES / WENR publication and Chris Havergal, Times Higher ED

Between May 2015 and September 2016, there were 158 cases of violence directed at higher ed institutions in 35 countries (up from 333 incidents during the 4.5 years prior), and 19 violent attacks by militant groups.


Povl Tiedemann
November 20016


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