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Cambridge’s multi-million deal with UAE put on ice

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Vice-chancellor tells Varsity student newspaper that it is “not the right time” for the deal

The University of Cambridge has paused plans for a £400 million deal with the United Arab Emirates following media revelations about UAE reportedly having access to state-level hacking software.

University of Cambridge vice-chancellor Stephen Toope told the university’s Varsity newspaper on 14 October that talks over the £400m deal, which would have seen the university and the UAE work together on research, education and art and culture, had stopped.

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