Scholar Rescue Fund £10,000 raised at THE awards (UK)

Guests at this year’s Times Higher Education Awards contributed £10,000 to a charity that helps academics exposed to harassment, persecution and torture. The awards ceremony, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 24 November, included an appeal for the Scholar Rescue Fund. The fund, established by the Institute of International Education in 2002, provides fellowships for established scholars whose lives and work are threatened in their home countries, allowing them to find temporary refuge at universities and colleges anywhere in the world. Guests at the awards contributed £8,775 in cash and pledged £1,350 more.

Source: The Times Higher Education