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Oxford Uni thinks Reds under Huawei beds

by on18 January 2019

Evidence, it's heard of it

One of the most prestigious universities in the known universe has decided not to take any more money from Huawei.

The University of Oxford told Fudzilla in a statement that the decision was made on January the eighth by the University of Oxford's Committee to Review Donations.

 In a prepared statement, the University said: 

“Oxford University decided on January 8 this year that it will not pursue new funding opportunities with Huawei Technologies Co Ltd or its related group companies at present. Huawei has been notified of the decision, which the University will keep under review. The decision applies both to the funding of research contracts and of philanthropic donations.

“The decision has been taken in the light of public concerns raised  in recent months surrounding UK partnerships with Huawei. We hope these matters can be resolved shortly and note Huawei’s own willingness to reassure governments about its role and activities.

“The University will continue with existing research projects where funding from Huawei has already been received or committed. We currently have two such on-going projects, with a combined funding from Huawei of £692k. Both projects were approved under the University’s regulatory processes before the current levels of uncertainty arose.”  

Fudzilla asked a University representative what evidence prompted its decision, but it provided no information.

Last modified on 18 January 2019
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