Dr. Täuber was punished for exerting her academic freedom. The same court that allowed the UG to fire her also made it clear that it was the university’s negative reaction to an essay about her experiences of gender discrimination at the university that “seriously disturbed” their work relationship. Alarming details have also been made public about how the university pressured Dr. Täuber to censor future publications, in order to retain her position.


Reinstate Dr. Täuber, reform complaint procedures, and establish binding protections for academic freedom.

Open letter by employees and students of the University of Groningen (UG), joined by concerned observers and colleagues at institutions around the world: Reinstate Susanne Täuber, protect social safety and academic freedom at the RUG