Local academics fear fallout from MIT’s move to tighten vetting on research partners in Hong Kong and mainland China

Hong Kong’s academic sector has voiced concern over the decision by a top US university to tighten its scrutiny and vetting for joint research projects with the city’s educational institutions.Polytechnic University, which has ties with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), said the new measures may prolong approval processes.The alarms came after MIT announced on April 3 that it would add new reviews to its usual evaluation process for international proposals that carried “elevated…

source https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/3004982/local-academics-fear-fallout-mits-move-tighten-vetting

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