McGill University and Concordia University are among the 10 Canadian higher education institutions with the most involvement in collaborative research projects with the Chinese military, The Globe and Mail reported on Monday.
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Researchers from about 50 Canadian universities published work conducted with scientists from China’s National University of Defense Technology, which is part of the Chinese military, according to a study by the US Strategic Intelligence Society. Strider Technologies.
In total, more than 240 joint papers were written by members of 10 Canadian universities. Some of the collaborating Chinese experts are, among other things, specialized in missile guidance systems and automated surveillance.
Among this top 10, McGill University is in 3rd position behind the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, and the University of Alberta.
The Montreal school has published 73 scientific articles in collaboration with this entity of the Chinese army from 2005 to 2022, including 25 since 2017. The university is “as open as possible to collaborations from all over the world”, reacted one of its spokespersons.
Concordia University is in 9th place in this ranking with 29 publications published from 2005 to 2022, including 19 since 2017.
Beijing is reportedly increasingly using joint university research programs to obtain better technologies that will give it an economic and military advantage, according to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.
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