MIT Adds Review of Some International Projects

April 4, 2019

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday announced it was starting a new process for "elevated risk" projects involving collaborations with "people or entities from China (including Hong Kong), Russia and Saudi Arabia." The new review will go beyond traditional systems of examining the value of projects. In addition, MIT announced that as of now it will not make new agreements with the Chinese companies Huawei or ZTE. The new policy is detailed here.

The changes follow a review last year of MIT's relationships with Saudi entities. At that time, MIT opted to continue those relationships, despite criticisms of them from on and off campus.

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