Academics say UCD’s next president should review its relationship with China

Concerns have been raised that the Confucius Institute has been allowed to teach a course on Chinese politics on UCD's campus

12th December, 2021
Academics say UCD’s next president should review its relationship with China
Alex Dukalskis: the UCD professor has concerns about the Confucius Institute on the campus

UCD’s relationship with China should be reviewed by the university’s next president, according to several high-profile academics and a number of members of the university’s governing authority.

Last week, two UCD professors, David Farrell and Alex Dukalskis, raised concerns that the Confucius Institute, which they claim is effectively an arm of the Chinese government, has been allowed to teach a course on Chinese politics on UCD's campus.

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