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Donations from oil and gas companies

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Dear University of Abertay Dundee,

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

FOI, University of Abertay Dundee

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Bell Street

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Dear Jenna Corderoy

Please find attached the University’s response to your freedom of information request.

Kind regards

FOI Processing
Abertay University
Bell Street
DUNDEE
DD1 1HG

Email: [University of Abertay Dundee request email]
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