Tuesday, March 28

MIT cuts ties with Russian school after Ukraine attack | Digital Trends Spanish

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced that it has severed any type of relationship with a research university that it helped establish in Russia, this due to the “unacceptable military actions” of that country in the territory of Ukraine.

Thus, MIT informed the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Moscow that it was exercising its right to terminate the MIT Skoltech Program.

“This step is a rejection of the actions of the Russian government in Ukraine. We take this with deep regret out of our great respect for the Russian people and our deep appreciation for the contributions of the many extraordinary Russian colleagues with whom we have worked,” MIT said in a statement.

The institute partnered with the Skolkovo Foundation in 2011 with the idea of ​​establishing a research university, part of a Russian government plan to create a science and technology hub similar to California’s Silicon Valley.

For a long time, foreign policy experts and police authorities have expressed concern about possible acts of espionage and technology theft that may have arisen due to MIT’s relationship with the Russian institute that has been linked to the government of Vladimir Putin.

For its part, the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology said in a statement that it works with MIT researchers to ensure that students can finish their research and academic papers.

The institution also reported that it currently has nine ongoing projects with the Cambridge-based university.

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