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The Office of Foreign Influence addresses the risk of potential undue foreign influence associated with the University’s ongoing commitment to advancing responsible research and discovery on the local, national, and global levels. The Office educates the research community about best practices in preventing and combatting undue foreign influence. It directs the reporting requirements for managing foreign influence issues for the University of Utah.



Undue Foreign Influence is influence by non-U.S. persons or entities, including foreign governments, that seek to compromise U.S. national security and economic security or which results in loss, including theft, of United States’ intellectual property or academic opportunities.
Last Updated: 5/22/24