The Network's Inaugural Meeting was held at The Royal Society, London, on 15th March 2006, under the auspices of the UK based Council for Assisting Refugee Academics (CARA) and the New York based Scholars at Risk Network (SAR). The aim of the Network is to facilitate cooperation and collaboration between UK higher education institutions in support of refugee and threatened academics and in defence and promotion of academic and university freedoms worldwide.
To this end, the activities of the Network seek to
The Network currently has 92 university members.
Activities include awareness-raising discussion meetings, conferences and campaigns in the UK.