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US Harvard, Yale Under U.S. Investigation Over Foreign Funding

00:30  13 february  2020
00:30  13 february  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

Education Department Investigating Harvard, Yale Over Foreign Funding

  Education Department Investigating Harvard, Yale Over Foreign Funding The Education Department opened investigations into Harvard and Yale as part of a continuing review that it says has found U.S. universities failed to report at least $6.5 billion in foreign funding from countries such as China and Saudi Arabia.The investigations into the Ivy League schools are the latest in a clash between U.S. universities and a coalition of federal officials including law enforcement, research funders such as the National Institutes of Health, and a bipartisan group in Congress that has raised concerns about higher-education institutions’ reliance on foreign money, particularly from China.

The U . S . Department of Education is investigating Harvard and Yale universities over funding that they may have received from foreign countries. The department sent letters to the universities dated yesterday requesting records related to gifts or contracts from a foreign source.

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(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Department of Education is investigating Harvard and Yale universities over funding that they may have received from foreign countries.

The department sent letters to the universities dated yesterday requesting records related to gifts or contracts from a foreign source. The letters were posted on the Education Department’s website.

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Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard University is made up of 11 principal academic units.

The U.S. is seeking to collect more information on overseas money to colleges and wants better reporting of that funding. Over the past year, it has become apparent that there is “widespread non-compliance across U.S. universities,” an Education Department spokesman told Bloomberg last week.

Harvard led all U.S. colleges in gifts and donations from China, according to a Bloomberg analysis of U.S. government data.

Read more: Harvard received $1 billion from China

Representatives for Harvard and Yale didn’t immediately return requests for comment Wednesday.

Last month, a Harvard chemistry professor was accused of lying about his connections to China and concealing payments to him from a Chinese university. That probe is part of a U.S. crackdown on intellectual property theft sponsored by China and linked to the Thousand Talents Plan, a Chinese government program to recruit overseas researchers.

The Wall Street Journal earlier reported the inquiry.

To contact the reporter on this story: Janet Lorin in New York at jlorin@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Sam Mamudi at smamudi@bloomberg.net, Alan Mirabella

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