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Prof. Dr. Katrin Kinzelbach was one of four German scholars invited to take part in this year's G7 Summit of Science Ministers in Frankfurt. She gave a keynote on academic freedom, covering individual freedom to research and teach, universities’ institutional autonomy, as well as academic integrity ...

Academic freedom is a universal human right. Yet, the 2022-release of the Academic Freedom Index (AFI) reveals that almost two out of five people worldwide live in countries where academic freedom has declined substantially over the past ten years. Countries with such declines in academic freedom in...

Interested in studying human rights? Look no further! We run an international, interdisciplinary MA programme covering human rights in their legal, political and philosophical dimensions. See our call for applications and visit our website to find out more about the programme, and meet our teachers ...

Political Science has often been blind to political developments and changes beyond political centers as it focused almost exclusively on the national level. A new edited volume from the DFG-funded project on Decentralization in the Arab world at Erlangen’s Institute of Political Science now helps to diminish these caveats. The authors of the contribution widen their scientific scrutiny to subnational governance, informal politics and the importance of peripheral areas. Based on extensive fieldwork, the articles in this Open Access volume close important gaps in the vastly underresearched area of comparative decentralization reforms in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

In May, FAU’s Eric Voegelin Library acquired valuable new research material collected over decades by Prof Dr Jürgen Gebhardt and Prof Dr Klaus Vondung. The Library is located at FAU’s Institute of Political Science, at the Chair of Political Philosophy, Theory and History of Ideas, in Erlangen and ...