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Dear Ulster University,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

I would like to be provided with the following information:

(1) For the financial years 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 and information available for 2020/21, I would like to be provided with details on accepted donations (worth over £10,000), gifts (worth over £10,000), grants (worth over £10,000) and research funding (worth over £10,000) that have come from Chinese individuals, Chinese companies, Chinese charities, Chinese government departments/agencies, and other Chinese organisations.

For each donation, gift, grant and research funding, I would like the following information:
- Provide the name of the Chinese individual/company/charity/government department/agency/organisation that gave the donation/gift/grant/research funding
- The date the university accepted such donation, gift, grant and research funding
- The sum and description of the accepted donation, gift, grant and research funding
- A description of what the donation, gift, grant and research funding was used for

(2) Also, for the financial years 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 and information available for 2020/21, I would like to be provided with details on donations (worth over £10,000), gifts (worth over £10,000), grants (worth over £10,000) and research funding (worth over £10,000) that have come from Chinese individuals, Chinese companies, Chinese charities, Chinese government departments/agencies, and other Chinese organisations which have been rejected by the university.

For each rejected donation, gift, grant and research funding, please provide the following information:
- Provide the name of the Chinese individual/company/charity/government department/agency/organisation that gave the donation/gift/grant/research funding
- The date the university rejected such donation, gift, grant and research funding
- The sum and description of the rejected donation, gift, grant and research funding
- The reasons why the donation, gift, grant and research funding was rejected

I would like to receive the information electronically. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, or the request is too broad or too vague, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I could refine the request. Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy

foi, Ulster University

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respect.

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foi, Ulster University

Dear Ms Corderoy

 

We acknowledge receipt of your recent request under the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (ref FOIA/20/144).  Your request is
receiving attention and we hope to have a response to you by 03 September
2020

 

Ulster University’s campuses are now closed as a response to the impact of
COVID-19.  We continue to work remotely and although we will strive to
provide a response within the timeframe, there may be delays as we
transition to a new way of working for most and we would appreciate your
understanding in this respect.

 

We will keep you updated in respect of the status of your request.   

 

Regards

 

Azlina Cohen

 

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foi, Ulster University

Dear Ms Corderoy

 

Further to your FOI request please be advised that no donations were
received / rejected from Chinese nationals / organisations during the
relevant period.

 

If you are unhappy with how the University has dealt with your request you
may raise the matter under the University's internal review process for
FOI requests. Please submit written details of your appeal to Mr Eamon
Mullan, University Secretary, Room J312, University of Ulster, Coleraine
BT52 1SA, email at [1][email address]. The University will normally
undertake to issue a decision on an appeal within 20 working days of
receipt.

 

If you do not wish to submit an appeal to the University in relation to
your request or if you are unhappy with the outcome of an appeal you may
apply to the Office of the Information Commissioner. Full particulars of
the FOI Act including the Information Commissioner's address may be found
at [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

Elinor Byrden

Office of the University Secretary

 

From: foi <[Ulster University request email]>
Sent: 17 August 2020 10:12
To: Jenna Corderoy <[FOI #682468 email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Donations - FOIA/20/144

 

Dear Ms Corderoy

 

We acknowledge receipt of your recent request under the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (ref FOIA/20/144).  Your request is
receiving attention and we hope to have a response to you by 03 September
2020

 

Ulster University’s campuses are now closed as a response to the impact of
COVID-19.  We continue to work remotely and although we will strive to
provide a response within the timeframe, there may be delays as we
transition to a new way of working for most and we would appreciate your
understanding in this respect.

 

We will keep you updated in respect of the status of your request.   

 

Regards

 

Azlina Cohen

 

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foi, Ulster University

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Dear Ms Corderoy

 

Please see information below omitted from the University’s response.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Elinor Byrden

Office of the University Secretary

 

  Research Awards

   
 
 
 
         
Awards After: Jan 1, 2017
Awards Before: Aug 20, 2020
 
Including Countries - China, China (People's Republic)
 
COSTCODEINT COSTCODEE5 COSTCODEE5EXT Funding Body Start End Amount
Date Date Awarded  
70642R                                  70642                                                        Department for the Feb Jul 10,000 -  
Economy              1, 31, -  
2017 2017 China                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                  
United Kingdom                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                              
United Kingdom                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                         
82424R                                  82424                                                        The Royal Society - Apr Mar 11,996 -  
Int Exchange Scheme 1, 31, -  
2017 2019 China                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                   
70653R                                  70653                                                        The Royal Mar Mar 12,000 -  
Society-Int Ex 6, 5, -  
Scheme-2016/R3 2016 2018 -  
China                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                          
71424R                                  71424                                                        Department for the Apr Mar 33,980 -  
Economy              1, 31, -  
2017 2018 -  
-  
China                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
China                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
China                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
71498R 71498                                                        Department for the Aug Mar 19,800 -  
                                  Economy-GCRF         1, 31, -  
2018 2019 -  
-  
China                                
                                                                                                                                                                                                            
China                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                       
China                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                   
71496R                                  71496                                                      Department for the Aug Mar 15,545 -  
   Economy-GCRF         1, 31, -  
2018 2019 -  
-  
-  
United Kingdom                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                    
China                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                               
China                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                           
United Kingdom                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                      
70898R                                  70898                                                        Department for the Aug Mar 19,755 -  
Economy-GCRF         1, 31, -  
2018 2019 -  
China                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                               
China                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                          
China                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                     
71573R                                  71573                                                        Alzheimer's Research Sep Dec 5,000 -  
UK                 1, 31, China                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
2019 2020                  
United Kingdom                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
             
71575R                                  71575                                                        Department for the Sep Mar 10,000 -  
Economy-GCRF         30, 31, -  
2019 2020 -  
China                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
China                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
70273R                                  70273                                                        Royal Society Newton Mar Feb 74,000 -  
Advanced F'ship    1, 28, China                                                                                                         
2020 2022                                                                                                                                    
Summary 212,076  
Total Awards: 1
Total Amount Sought: 218011.00
Total Amount Awarded: 212076.00
Aug 20, 2020 1 of 1

 

 

From: foi
Sent: 25 August 2020 15:28
To: Jenna Corderoy <[FOI #682468 email]>
Subject: FOI request - Ref: FOIA/20/144 Ulster University

 

Dear Ms Corderoy

 

Further to your FOI request please be advised that no donations were
received / rejected from Chinese nationals / organisations during the
relevant period.

 

If you are unhappy with how the University has dealt with your request you
may raise the matter under the University's internal review process for
FOI requests. Please submit written details of your appeal to Mr Eamon
Mullan, University Secretary, Room J312, University of Ulster, Coleraine
BT52 1SA, email at [1][email address]. The University will normally
undertake to issue a decision on an appeal within 20 working days of
receipt.

 

If you do not wish to submit an appeal to the University in relation to
your request or if you are unhappy with the outcome of an appeal you may
apply to the Office of the Information Commissioner. Full particulars of
the FOI Act including the Information Commissioner's address may be found
at [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

Elinor Byrden

Office of the University Secretary

 

From: foi <[3][Ulster University request email]>
Sent: 17 August 2020 10:12
To: Jenna Corderoy <[4][FOI #682468 email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Donations - FOIA/20/144

 

Dear Ms Corderoy

 

We acknowledge receipt of your recent request under the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (ref FOIA/20/144).  Your request is
receiving attention and we hope to have a response to you by 03 September
2020

 

Ulster University’s campuses are now closed as a response to the impact of
COVID-19.  We continue to work remotely and although we will strive to
provide a response within the timeframe, there may be delays as we
transition to a new way of working for most and we would appreciate your
understanding in this respect.

 

We will keep you updated in respect of the status of your request.   

 

Regards

 

Azlina Cohen

 

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