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Guardians of Knowledge: Why the EU’s New Research Security Approach Puts European Universities in a Bind

The European Commission’s latest efforts on enhancing research security address the risks associated with academic engagement with Chinese universities and research institutions. The initiatives aim to coordinate EU member states and bring academia on board in considering Europe’s economic security as well as defence. However, the “security turn” in EU research policy has created a host of new dilemmas for the continent’s universities.