UCD seeks fundraising agent to tap donations from Chinese investors

College aims to seek support from Chinese-dominated IIP visa programme, after professors warned of political interference on campus

UCD has come under fire for its close relationship with China

University College Dublin has sought a fundraising agent to tap into donations from a scheme popularly used by Chinese investors to pay for Irish visas.

The move comes as several high-profile academics and a number of members of the UCD’s governing authority have called on the third-level institution to review its relationship with China.

David Farrell and Alex Dukalskis, two professors at UCD, have raised concerns that the Confucius Institute is effectively an arm of ...