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DAAD issues rules of engagement for ‘difficult countries’

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Guidelines to support German universities in determining risks versus rewards of international collaboration

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has published a set of guidelines to help universities assess and conduct international academic exchange with what it calls “difficult countries”.

The DAAD referred to countries where freedom of opinion and science are threatened by governmental powers. Scientific cooperation has been subject to “rapid changes” since the beginning of the century, the DAAD said, pointing out that universities increasingly found themselves dealing with legal issues and concerns about safety during scientific cooperation.

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