International Research Support & Guidance
International scholars and scholarship enrich all aspects of our academic enterprise; and international exchange, collaboration, and travel are key to our staying at the leading edge of knowledge. University of Minnesota Regents Policy directs that “The University has a responsibility to ensure, to the extent possible, respectful and ethical engagement with people, places, and ideas around the globe.”
To support these engagements and our culture of academic freedom and ethics, the University provides a variety of resources relating to research integrity and transparency, disclosure and management of potential conflicts, hosting non-US students and scholars, travel abroad, developing international agreements, and compliance with trade controls.
In the News
Van Andel Research Institute Reaches $1.1 Million Settlement with DOJ - September 2, 2021
The Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) and the Department of Justice have entered into a $1.1 million agreement to settle allegations that VARI principal investigators failed to report foreign research support to the National Institutes of Health. The undisclosed support included an overlapping research collaboration with the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), the repeated use of biological samples from HIT in NIH-funded research, and participation in the “111 Program,” a Chinese government talent recruitment program.
Report Focuses on Graduate International Enrollment - August 19, 2021
Inside Higher Ed summarizes the findings of a National Foundation for American Policy report on the population of international students in various graduate STEM programs in the United States.
US Government Affirms Commitment to International Education - July 26, 2021
The Departments of State and Education have issued a formal, joint statement of commitment “to support a renewed focus on international education” in a variety of ways.