Calls for regulation of universities partnering with military-linked foreign companies

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Concerns raised about $20m partnership between University of Technology and Chinese state-owned company that develops bombs

Australian academics have called for tougher rules around university partnerships with foreign corporations and researchers, including a potential list of banned entities with strong military links.

Brendan Thomas-Noone and Danielle Cave, researchers at the University of Sydney and the Australian National University respectively, raised concerns in July about a $20m partnership between the University of Technology and the China Electronics Group Corporation (CETC) – a huge state-owned company that combines commercial activity with military development of bombs, guided missiles, satellites and communications jamming.

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