Dear University of Manchester,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I request the following:

- Agreements and supplementary agreements with the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) and the Beijing Normal University on the establishment / continuation of the Confucius Institute at the University of Manchester

Yours faithfully,

Dirk Eisman

MTRS FOIA, University of Manchester

Dear Dirk,

I am writing to acknowledge your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 received by The University of Manchester yesterday, our reference as per the subject line.

The University will respond to your request within 20 working days.

Kind regards

Sharon

Sharon Glen | Information Officer | Information Governance Office | Directorate of Compliance and Risk |Professional Services | G7 Christie Building | The University of Manchester | Oxford Road | Manchester | M13 9PL | Tel +44(0) 161 306 7549| www.manchester.ac.uk

We are all responsible for protecting personal data held by the University, including who we share that data with. Stop and think before you send your email.  For further guidance see: www.dataprotection.manchester.ac.uk

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

MTRS FOIA, University of Manchester

2 Atodiad

Dear Dirk,

Thank you for your request for information received by The University of
Manchester on 29 January 2020 which was as follows:

 

Agreements and supplementary agreements with the Office of Chinese
Language Council International (Hanban) and the Beijing Normal University
on the establishment / continuation of the Confucius Institute at the
University of Manchester.

 

The University has now considered your request and our response can be
found below.

 

Please find attached the agreement between The University of Manchester
and the Office of Chinese Language Council International. This was signed
in 2013 for five years and automatically renewed after the first five
years.

 

I trust this is of use to you.

 

Kind regards

 

Sharon

 

Sharon Glen | Information Officer | Information Governance Office |
Directorate of Compliance and Risk |Professional Services | G7 Christie
Building | The University of Manchester | Oxford Road | Manchester | M13
9PL | Tel +44(0) 161 306 7549| [1]www.manchester.ac.uk

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University, including who we share that data with. Stop and think before
you send your email.  For further guidance see:
[3]www.dataprotection.manchester.ac.uk

 

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Dear University of Manchester,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of University of Manchester's handling of my FOI request 'Agreements on the Confucius Institute'.

I have reasonable grounds to suspect that not all agreements and supplementary agreements have been made available to me.

In response to my FOI request, I received a copy of the agreement between The University of Manchester
and the Office of Chinese Language Council International. In Article 3 of this agreement, a "supplementary agreement" is mentioned. The University of Manchester didn't provide this supplementary agreement, even though I mentioned this explicitly in my request.

I request an internal review. I want all agreements that fall within the scope of my FOI request to be made available to me.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

Yours faithfully,

Dirk Eisman

MTRS FOIA, University of Manchester

Dear Dirk,

I write to acknowledge your Internal Review request, reference as above.

The University will aim to respond within 20 working days.

Kind regards

Sharon

Sharon Glen | Information Officer | Information Governance Office | Directorate of Compliance and Risk |Professional Services | G7 Christie Building | The University of Manchester | Oxford Road | Manchester | M13 9PL | Tel +44(0) 161 306 7549| www.manchester.ac.uk

We are all responsible for protecting personal data held by the University, including who we share that data with. Stop and think before you send your email.  For further guidance see: www.dataprotection.manchester.ac.uk

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

MTRS FOIA, University of Manchester

3 Atodiad

Dear Dirk,

 

I am writing regarding your email dated 11 February 2020 requesting an
internal review of your Freedom of Information request below:

 

- Agreements and supplementary agreements with the Office of Chinese
Language Council International (Hanban) and the Beijing Normal University
on the establishment / continuation of the Confucius Institute at the
University of Manchester

 

I have now had an opportunity to review the way in which we responded. I
note that we responded within the timeframe required by the FOI Act, I
have therefore gone on to consider whether all the data held has been
provided in response to your request and in doing so I have further
liaised with the relevant department within the University where
necessary. The review has now been concluded and we can respond to confirm
that the attached further document is held relevant to your request. The
Confucius Institute confirms the following:

 

The UoM had a general MoU with BNU back in 2010 including the joint
establishment of CI but it expired in 2015 and it was not formally
renewed.

 

This is the attached document. We apologise for the oversight in not
providing this data in our original response.

 

If you are unhappy with our response you have the further right to appeal
to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Details of this procedure can be
found at

 

[1]www.ico.org.uk.

 

With best regards

 

Alex

 

Alex Daybank | Head of Data Protection (University Data Protection
Officer) | Information Governance Office | Directorate of Compliance and
Risk |Professional Services | G7  Christie Building | The University of
Manchester | Oxford Road | Manchester | M13 9PL |Ext (77)62473 |Tel +44(0)
161 306 2473| [mobile number] | [2]www.manchester.ac.uk

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We are all responsible for protecting personal data held by the
University, including who we share that data with. Stop and think before
you send your email.  For further guidance
see: [5]www.dataprotection.manchester.ac.uk

 

From: Dirk Eisman <[6][FOI #639827 email]>
Sent: 11 February 2020 13:06
To: MTRS FOIA <[7][email address]>
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Agreements on
the Confucius Institute

 

Dear University of Manchester,

 

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information
reviews.

 

I am writing to request an internal review of University of Manchester's
handling of my FOI request 'Agreements on the Confucius Institute'.

 

I have reasonable grounds to suspect that not all agreements and
supplementary agreements have been made available to me.

 

In response to my FOI request, I received a copy of the agreement between
The University of Manchester and the Office of Chinese Language Council
International. In Article 3 of this agreement, a "supplementary agreement"
is mentioned. The University of Manchester didn't provide this
supplementary agreement, even though I mentioned this explicitly in my
request.

 

I request an internal review. I want all agreements that fall within the
scope of my FOI request to be made available to me.

 

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on
the Internet at this address:
[8]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Dirk Eisman

 

 

 

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Please use this email address for all replies to this request:

[9][FOI #639827 email]

 

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From: MTRS FOIA
Sent: 11 February 2020 10:18
To: Dirk Eisman <[10][FOI #639827 email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information Request reference [020-056]

 

Dear Dirk,

Thank you for your request for information received by The University of
Manchester on 29 January 2020 which was as follows:

 

Agreements and supplementary agreements with the Office of Chinese
Language Council International (Hanban) and the Beijing Normal University
on the establishment / continuation of the Confucius Institute at the
University of Manchester.

 

The University has now considered your request and our response can be
found below.

 

Please find attached the agreement between The University of Manchester
and the Office of Chinese Language Council International. This was signed
in 2013 for five years and automatically renewed after the first five
years.

 

I trust this is of use to you.

 

Kind regards

 

Sharon

 

Sharon Glen | Information Officer | Information Governance Office |
Directorate of Compliance and Risk |Professional Services | G7 Christie
Building | The University of Manchester | Oxford Road | Manchester | M13
9PL | Tel +44(0) 161 306 7549| [11]www.manchester.ac.uk

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We are all responsible for protecting personal data held by the
University, including who we share that data with. Stop and think before
you send your email.  For further guidance see:
[13]www.dataprotection.manchester.ac.uk

 

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