V-cs call for changes to export control bill

April 27, 2001

Vice-chancellors fear that a draft export control bill will hamper cutting-edge research in universities and constrain academic freedom.

Universities UK is calling for exemptions for universities and intangible exports, such as knowledge, in the Export Control and Non-Proliferation Bill, which was published in draft form earlier this month.

Roderick Floud, provost of London Guildhall University and president-elect of UUK, gave evidence to the trade and industry select committee on Wednesday.

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