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University of Sheffield to Build Arms-Dealer Funded Research Centre

    University of Sheffield to Build Arms-Dealer Funded Research Centre

    The University of Sheffield announced on the 6th of June that it had secured funding for a £43-million Research Factory. Their website boasts that “leading manufacturers including Boeing, Airbus, Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems and Spirit AeroSystems are committed to supporting the project”. The project has also received £10 million from the taxpayer through the Higher Education […]
    10/6/2013
    Five North-Western Universities Partner with BAE to Develop Drones

      Five North-Western Universities Partner with BAE to Develop Drones

      The GAMMA programme is a three-year programme to develop and improve “autonomous systems”. According to the University of Liverpool, (one of the universities involved in the programme) autonomous systems are technology based solutions that replace humans in tasks that are mundane, dangerous and dirty, or detailed and precise, across sectors, including aerospace, nuclear, automotive and […]
      4/6/2013
      Top UK universities accept millions in arms company funding

        Top UK universities accept millions in arms company funding

        Over the three years 2008-2011 leading British universities received at least £83 million of funding from UK arms companies and government military agencies, for research, courses and other activities. The information was analysed from Freedom of Information (FOIs) requests submitted submitted by Dina Rickman of the Huffington Post to the 24 Russell Group universities, which […]
        23/8/2012
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