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Monday, 7 April 2014

No academic boycott from UK, assures minister

Willetts was visiting Israel and the Palestinian Territories with a delegation of vice-chancellors and university leaders. During the second BIRAX, or Britain Israel Research and Academic Exchange Partnership, conference hosted by the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa - he said BIRAX, so far worth GBP10 million (US$16.6 million), had already funded seven research projects between teams in Britain and Israel, and a second call for proposals has now gone out.

He said he had been "shocked" by a "belief in Israel that there was a boycott, and hostility to Israeli scientists" in the UK.
Full report on Times Higher Education site
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