Academic Rights Watch (AWR), founded in 2012, is a non-profit Swedish foundation, which monitors academic freedom in Sweden. ARW is independent in political as well as institutional terms. ARW primarily operates by documenting violations of academic freedom and freedom of speech at Swedish universities, and publishing documentation of the violations on its Swedish website.
ARW also occasionally file legal complaints and encourages others to do so when necessary. In addition, ARW informs about academic freedom, writes op-eds, and produces video recordings featuring interviews and lectureson its Youtube-channel. ARWmembers areoften invited to give lectures and presentations. ARW collects donations from the general public for the purposes of continuing its activities. ARW is also monitoring violations against students and postgraduates.