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.

Read about Russia/Ukraine-Related Financial, Export, and Import Sanctions >

In the News

Implementation of Additional Sanctions Against Russia and Belarus Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and Refinements to Existing Controls
May 19, 2023

The Department of Commerce is expanding sanctions in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) against Russia and Belarus. This new rulemaking refines existing export restrictions for Russia and Belarus, and also builds upon the "foreign direct product" rule that currently applies to Russia, Belarus, and occupied regions of Ukraine. This regulatory expansion is intended to enhance the effectiveness of the export controls on Russia and Belarus and bring these controls into better alignment with those implemented by U.S. allies and partners. Please reach out to the Export Controls Office for more information about Russia/Belarus/Ukraine-related sanctions and whether they might affect your University activities.

Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Issues Interim Rule Expanding Controls over Supercomputer and Semiconductor Manufacturing
Federal Register, October 13, 2022
This significant amendment to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) is designed to impede China’s military by preventing access to certain semiconductor, advanced computing, and supercomputing technologies and capabilities. While the new requirements appear to be directed at industry, there could be implications for US-China academic collaborations in this field. This is due to a section of the rule stating that US persons must acquire a BIS license in order to “support” certain activities relating to the development or fabrication of certain semiconductor integrated circuits (ICs) in China. “Support” includes shipping, transmitting, or transferring even items that are not subject to the EAR. The rationale for this decision is the growing difficulty in distinguishing between military and non-military end users in China due to the government's Military-Civil Fusion strategy. Please reach out to the Export Controls Office with any questions.

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Amended to Require Disclosure of Work Performed in China
August 25, 2022
The Department of Defense (DoD) issued an interim rule amending the DFARS that requires offerors on covered contracts to disclose if any of their workers or facilities will be located in the People's Republic of China. Disclosure will not be required if a national security waiver has been granted, the DoD contract has a value at or below $5 million, or the contract is for commercial items.