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US colleges 'massively' underreport foreign funding, says Trump admin

The Education Department released the report amid its effort to enforce a 1986 law requiring US universities to disclose gifts and contracts of $250,000 or more from foreign sources

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The findings are primarily based on investigations it has opened at 12 schools, including Harvard (pictured) & Yale | Photo: Reuters

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A scathing report from the Trump administration on Tuesday concluded that top US universities have “massively underreported” funding they accept from China, Russia and other nations described as “foreign adversaries.”
 
The Education Department released the report amid its effort to enforce a 1986 law requiring US universities to disclose gifts and contracts of $250,000 or more from foreign sources. After going decades with little federal oversight, the law has become a priority for the Trump administration amid concerns over economic espionage and trade secret theft from abroad.
 
The department's findings are primarily based on investigations it has opened at 12

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First Published: Oct 22 2020 | 12:48 AM IST

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