Conference | International

Arqus dedicates its second podcast to the scholars at risk

On The February 9, 2021

A new podcast series named “Arqus Knowledge Pills” brings the scientific expertise of the seven partner universities of the Arqus European University Alliance together – and directly to its listeners.

Every episode contains a 15 to 20 minutes talk with a researcher from the Universities of Bergen, Granada, Graz, Leipzig, Lyon, Padua or Vilnius. The interviews will revolve around special research fields with social relevance and/or current topics.

Podcast #2: "Why are scholars at risk?"

The second episode of the series Arqus Knowledge Pills invited Francesca Helm and Claudia Padovani to talk about researchers who are working under precarious circumstances. These indeed include even life-threatening conditions, as the recent example of Ahmadreza Djalali, who is currently imprisoned in Iran, shows.

Both women teach and conduct research at the University of Padua and are actively engaged in the Italian section of Scholars at Risk, a non-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring a harm-free environment to scientists worldwide.

Listen to « Arqus Knowledge Pills »

The episodes of the “Arqus Knowledge Pills” will be published on a regular basis and can be subscribed to on:


Be sure to subscribe not to miss an episode!

Gerhild Leljak (University of Graz) & Pietro Osti (University of Padua) are the moderators for all these podcasts.