Belgium: Academic freedom

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Academic freedom index

 Latest value 0.968
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.957
 Min - Max 0.906 - 0.969
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Belgium from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Belgium during that period was 0.957 index points with a minimum of 0.906 index points in 1960 and a maximum of 0.969 index points in 1989. The latest value from 2022 is 0.968 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 171 countries is 0.611 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Belgium - Academic freedom - historical chart - 1960-2022

Definition: Measures academics' rights to teach and discuss, carry out research, express freely their opinion with no censorship and the freedom to participate in professional or representative academic bodies.

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