Donations from oil and gas companies

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Dear University of the Highlands and Islands,

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, 2019/20, 2020/21 and any available data for 2021/2022, I would like to be provided with details on accepted donations, gifts, grants and research funding that have come from oil and gas companies. For each, I would like the following information:

- The name of the oil/gas company that gave the donation
- 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, 2019/20, 2020/21 and any available data for 2021/2022, I would like to be provided with details on donations, gifts, grants and research funding that have come from oil and gas companies which have been rejected by the university.

For each rejected donation, gift, grant and research funding, please provide the following information:

- The name of the oil/gas company that tried to give the donation
- 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 - preferably in an Excel format. 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

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From: Jenna Corderoy <[FOI #769228 email]>
Sent: 28 June 2021 14:55
To: FOI <[UHI request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Donations from oil and gas
companies
 
Dear University of the Highlands and Islands,

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, 2019/20, 2020/21 and any
available data for 2021/2022, I would like to be provided with details on
accepted donations, gifts, grants and research funding that have come from
oil and gas companies. For each, I would like the following information:

- The name of the oil/gas company that gave the donation
- 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, 2019/20, 2020/21 and
any available data for 2021/2022, I would like to be provided with details
on donations, gifts, grants and research funding that have come from oil
and gas companies which have been rejected by the university.

For each rejected donation, gift, grant and research funding, please
provide the following information:

- The name of the oil/gas company that tried to give the donation
- 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 - preferably in an
Excel format. 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

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Dear Jenna,

Re: Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Information

I refer to your request for information received on the 28th June 2021, relating to donations from oil and gas companies - request number FOI 060. Please find our response in the attached Excel spreadsheet.

Please note that the University of the Highlands and Islands operates as a collegiate federal partnership comprising of thirteen independent further and higher education colleges, specialist colleges and research institutions. A list of contact details for our partner organisations is available at http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/campuses and further information about the University is available online at http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en

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