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Foreign Government Interference on UIC Research and Scholarship

The University of Illinois system is driven by the guiding principles Globalization and Immigration, Excellence with Integrity, and Freedom of Speech, among other guiding principles. The mission of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is to create knowledge that transforms the world and, through sharing and application, transforms the world. As one way to accomplish this, UIC, through the Office of Global Engagement, strongly encourages international engagement and collaboration. UIC welcomes more than 6,000 international students and scholars to our campus each year. UIC also houses a number of internationally recognized and globally engaged research centers in urban studies, architecture, public health, social work, medicine, and engineering. International collaborative research and scholarly exchange is at the heart of high-impact scholarship, and UIC research must continue to be internationally engaged.

UIC must also adhere to the principles of research integrity and transparency. UIC will continue to support open and transparent scientific inquiry. To that end, our faculty, staff and students should understand the current regulatory landscape and be aware of responsibilities to:

  • adhere to research security policies and procedures, including cybersecurity training, export control training, and reporting of all international travel through the OGE travel roster;
  • safeguard university resources and intellectual property;
  • fully disclose external financial interests, affiliations and activities; and,
  • follow export regulations.

Faculty and staff are directed to the January 21, 2021 Presidential Memorandum on United States Government-Supported Research and Development National Security Policy and the Guidance For Implementing National Security Presidential Memorandum 33 (NSPM-33) On National Security Strategy for United States Government-Supported Research and Development for more information regarding federally mandated changes to outside activity disclosures and changes to sponsored project applications and reporting.

Please contact the Office of Research Integrity ( with any questions or concerns.