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Research Operations Office


Published on Fri, 09/10/2020 - 13:45

As outlined by a notice published in the Reporter, the University has approved guidelines for governing the acceptability of donations and other external funding to the University in relation to climate change. It has agreed that it will not accept funding from sources where to do so would be incompatible with its best interests and its commitment to address climate change through a transition to a zero‑carbon world.

In practical terms, this means that any new funded activity with fossil fuel companies and extractive industries will need to be referred to the Committee of Benefactions and External Legal Affairs (CBELA) for review.  The due diligence team will help support all submissions in this area. Please contact at the earliest opportunity when any prospective funding opportunities have been identified in this area.