7 November 2022

National platform for threatened academics

Academics regularly face threats, harassment and hate speech. To address this issue, Universities of the Netherlands (UNL), the Dutch Research Council (NWO) and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) are launching the platform WetenschapVeilig on 7 November 2022. This platform serves as a point of contact for academics who have been threatened or harassed, and advises on the help and support available within the own university. Academics who are threatened or harassed can also go there for help 24 hours a day.