Research and Financial Relationships with the Arms Trade

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Dear University of Strathclyde,

I am writing to request information on the research and financial relationships the university holds 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 four academic years, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. Details should be broken down by each university department, showing the company or government body who have 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 four academic years. Lastly, please list all external organisations and bodies that are also participants in the projects/research identified.

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

Please provide the information in a machine readable form and spell out all acronyms.

Yours faithfully,

Jessica Poyner

FOI Strathclyde, University of Strathclyde

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Dear Ms Poyner,

 

FOI Request Reference – 2017/185

 

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 17 August 2017 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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The University of Strathclyde is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, number SC015263

 

 

Dear University of Strathclyde,

 

I am writing to request information on the research and financial
relationships the university holds 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 four academic years, 2013-2014,
2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. Details should be broken down by each
university department, showing the company or government body who have
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 four academic years. Lastly, please list all external
organisations and bodies that are also participants in the
projects/research identified.

 

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

 

Please provide the information in a machine readable form and spell out
all acronyms.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Jessica Poyner

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Dear Ms Poyner,

 

FOI Request Reference – 2017/185

 

Thank you for your email of 19 July 2017 requesting information under the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

Please find the University’s response attached.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Unit

University of Strathclyde

 

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The University of Strathclyde is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, number SC015263

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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