Foreign Affairs Committee issues call for evidence on UK universities and autocracies
8 February 2023
The Foreign Affairs Committee has today issued a call for written evidence on UK universities’ engagement with autocracies. The evidence submitted will support the Committee’s work following up on its report “A cautious embrace: defending democracy in an age of autocracies”.
The deadline for submitting evidence is 22 February 2023.
The Committee welcomes written evidence on the following:
- What measures have universities taken since 2019 to reduce the influence of the Chinese Communist Party or any other non-democratic regime on academic life and to protect academic freedom?
- How can universities distinguish between beneficial and potentially harmful modes of academic engagement with autocracies?
- What measures have the Government and universities taken, or are planning to take, to reduce financial reliance on Chinese students?