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August 23, 2007

British Educators Oppose UCU Boycott Move

The Jerusalem Post reports the educators at Imperial College — a prestigious institution that ranked higher than Princeton and Columbia in one list — have loudly weighed in against an academic boycott of Israel:

Educators at London's prestigious Imperial College, questioned in a new poll, have overwhelmingly rejected their union's motion to consider a boycott of Israeli academic institutions.

In a survey commissioned by its University and College Union branch, 82 percent of the union's members at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, said they did not support Motion 30, approved at the UCU conference in May, which calls for the boycott of Israeli academic institutions. Sixteen percent of those surveyed favored the motion and 2% did not respond.

This comes after about 95 percent of UCU members at the world renowned Oxford University "supported the view that Oxford is opposed to academic boycotts per se."

Posted by GI at August 23, 2007 08:16 PM


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