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Financial Relationships with Arms Companies

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Dear University of Strathclyde,

I am writing to request information on the research and financial relationships the university holds through its operating budget, endowment, faculty pensions, scholarship funds and/or other funds in the following companies: BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, QinetiQ, Rolls-Royce, GKN, Cobham, Elbit Systems, Leonardo, L3 Technologies, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Thales, Boeing, General Dynamics, Airbus, United Technologies, Babcock International, Serco, Meggitt, AirTanker, Chemring and Ultra Electronics and any other arms companies.
Additionally, I am writing to request information on the contracts the university holds with the Ministry of Defence and equivalent bodies and armed forces of other countries.
Please include the following information:

1) For each of the above companies/bodies please list all the projects, industrial consultancy and industrial research that the university has received funding for over the past five academic years, 2022-2023, 2021-2022, 2020-2021, 2019-2020, 2019-2019. Details should be broken down by each university department, showing the company or government body that has provided funding, the start and end date of each contract, title of the project/research, and total funding of each project/research year-by-year for the past five academic years. Lastly, please list all external organisations and bodies that are also participants in the projects/research identified.

2) For each of the above companies/bodies, please list all investments the university has made over the past five academic years 2022-2023, 2021-2022, 2020-2021, 2019-2020, 2019-2019. Details should be broken down by each university department, showing the company or government body that has provided funding, the start and end date of each contract, title of the project/research, and total funding of each project/research year-by-year for the past five academic years. Lastly, please list all external organisations and bodies that are also participants in the projects/research identified.

3) Does the university have, or is it working towards, an ethical research policy that excludes, or could exclude, the companies listed above?

Yours faithfully,
Sarah Davis

FOI Strathclyde, University of Strathclyde

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We will acknowledge and respond to your enquiry in due course.

Kind regards,

Information Governance Unit (IGU)

University of Strathclyde

FOI Strathclyde, University of Strathclyde

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Dear Sarah Davis,

 

FOI Request Reference – 2023/347

 

Thank you for your email below requesting information under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

The University acknowledges receipt of this request and will respond as
soon as possible and within 20 working days of the day your request was
received. You will hear back from us by 13 December 2023 at the latest.
The Information Governance Unit will contact you if we require any further
information.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Unit

University of Strathclyde

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Dear University of Strathclyde,

 

I am writing to request information on the research and financial
relationships the university holds through its operating budget,
endowment, faculty pensions, scholarship funds and/or other funds in the
following companies: BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, QinetiQ, Rolls-Royce,
GKN, Cobham, Elbit Systems, Leonardo, L3 Technologies, Northrop Grumman,
Raytheon, Thales, Boeing, General Dynamics, Airbus, United Technologies,
Babcock International, Serco, Meggitt, AirTanker, Chemring and Ultra
Electronics and any other arms companies.

Additionally, I am writing to request information on the contracts the
university holds with the Ministry of Defence and equivalent bodies and
armed forces of other countries.

Please include the following information:

 

1) For each of the above companies/bodies please list all the projects,
industrial consultancy and industrial research that the university has
received funding for over the past five academic years, 2022-2023,
2021-2022, 2020-2021, 2019-2020, 2019-2019. Details should be broken down
by each university department, showing the company or government body that
has provided funding, the start and end date of each contract, title of
the project/research, and total funding of each project/research
year-by-year for the past five academic years. Lastly, please list all
external organisations and bodies that are also participants in the
projects/research identified.

 

2) For each of the above companies/bodies, please list all investments the
university has made over the past five academic years 2022-2023,
2021-2022, 2020-2021, 2019-2020, 2019-2019. Details should be broken down
by each university department, showing the company or government body that
has provided funding, the start and end date of each contract, title of
the project/research, and total funding of each project/research
year-by-year for the past five academic years. Lastly, please list all
external organisations and bodies that are also participants in the
projects/research identified.

 

3) Does the university have, or is it working towards, an ethical research
policy that excludes, or could exclude, the companies listed above?

 

Yours faithfully,

Sarah Davis

 

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Dear Sarah Davis,

 

FOI Request Reference – 2023/347

 

Please find attached a letter of reminder relating to your recent request
under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Unit

Email: [1][University of Strathclyde request email]

 

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THE QUEEN’S ANNIVERSARY PRIZES
2019 & 2021
For Higher and Further Education
 
UNIVERSITY OF THE YEAR
2012 & 2019
Times Higher Education
 
UNIVERSITY OF THE YEAR
2024 RUNNER-UP
Daily Mail University of the Year Awards
 
SCOTTISH UNIVERSITY OF THE YEAR
2024
Daily Mail University of the Year Awards
 
The University of Strathclyde is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, number SC015263.
Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.

 

 

 

 

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