"In fact, the manufacture of weapons, in which UoM is such a willing partner, is responsible for, on average, 506,000 deaths a year. It accounts for 40% of all global corruption and undermines the rule of law, democracy and accountability in buying and selling countries, as well as those territories which are pummelled by its products." Andrew Feinstein
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Recently appointed CEO of the Graphene Institute James Baker has joined us after 16 years service at BAE Systems - the worlds third largest arms company.
Verserian Technologies owning 85% of the university’s graphene company, has full access to commercialise the school. Versarien are in collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries to develop graphene-enhanced aerospace composites.
Find out more about how our university has turned into a research hub
for the arms trade.
PARTNERS IN ARMS
Many research projects are funded by arms dealers who then sell to military regimes such as Israel and Saudi Arabia.
The UK, as the second largest exporter of arms in the world, plays a big part in the war crimes committed on civilians globally and UoM has an active role.
Commercialising our education puts the social impact of research into the hands of the world’s biggest arms dealers, who profit from selling destructive weapons.
Our tuition fees are directly aiding constant breaches of basic human rights.
View UoM’s partner’s profiles here: including Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Caterpillar and Versarien.
The university brands themselves as being socially responsible which is based on a number of policies. However they are currently not being held accountable despite several policy violations which research has uncovered;
- Socially Responsible Investment Policy
- Manchester’s ‘Code of Good Research Conduct’
- Freedom of Information Policy
We also argue that UoM are complicit in breaching Human Rights abuses. Read more on evidence on how these arms companies are endorsing such crimes.
If you have any other legal advice or cases which supports demilitarising education, please email us.
Like her or not and despite her honourable research in medical fields such as dementia and obesity, since Nancy was appointed in 2010 the commercialisation of UoM has spiralled.
Considering her position is a life role and Nancy clearly doesn’t have an issue with trading weapons, we worry for the future of The University of Manchester under a leadership so detached from the social impact of research.
Who does she represent?