Off-University creates new strategies to uphold and sustain academic life and knowledge threatened by anti-democratic and authoritarian regimes. It was established for and by academics from Turkey yet addresses itself to academics all over the world: academics who have been purged from their institutions, forced to resign, who are legally and politically persecuted and even imprisoned because of their opinion and research.
Graduate Women International
Graduate Women International (GWI), founded in 1919 as the International Federation of University, is a worldwide, non-governmental organisation of women graduates. GWI advocates for women’s rights, equality and empowerment through access to quality secondary and tertiary education, and training up to the highest levels.
Agency of Artists in Exile
The agency of artists in exile (aa-e, agency of artists in exile) works to identify artists in exile from all origins and disciplines, accompanies them according to their situations and their needs, provides them with workspaces and puts them in contact with professionals, in order to give them the means to practise their disciplines and to restructure themselves.
Open Technology Fund
The Open Technology Fund (OTF) is a non-profit organization committed to advancing global Internet freedom. OTF supports projects focused on counteracting repressive censorship and surveillance, enabling citizens worldwide to exercise their fundamental human rights online.
Scholars at Risk
Scholars at Risk is an international network of institutions and individuals whose mission it is to protect scholars and promote academic freedom. By arranging temporary academic positions at member universities and colleges, Scholars at Risk offers safety to scholars facing grave threats, so scholars’ ideas are not lost and they can keep working until conditions improve and they are able to return to their home countries.
The Council for At-Risk Academics
Cara is a unique charitable organisation, with no counterpart in Europe. It is firmly embedded in the UK higher education and research community. Sixty-five percent of UK higher education institutions are actively engaged with Cara’s work. Cara has a growing number of international partners too, giving it a global reach.
Prisoners of Conscience
Originally established in 1962 as the relief arm of Amnesty International, Prisoners of Conscience (PoC) is the only UK-based charity which focuses on transforming the lives of prisoners of conscience through financial and practical support.
IIE Scholar Rescue Fund
The Institute of International Education (IIE), an independent not-for-profit organization, has participated in the rescue of persecuted scholars since its founding in 1919. In 2002, IIE launched the Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) to formalize its commitment to protecting the lives, voices, and ideas of scholars around the globe.
European Centre for Press and Media Freedom
The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) is a non-profit organisation that was founded in Leipzig, Germany, 2015. It operates on the basis of the European Charter on Freedom of the Press and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.