Boycott News: The Senate of the U of Johannesburg voted to allow its formal relationship with BGU to lapse on 1 April 2011
Sixty percent of the Senate (72 members present) voted to allow the Memorandum of Understanding with BGU to lapse, while the balance 40 percent (45 members present ) voted for bilateral agreements.
The Senate vote effectively upholds an earlier resolution that placed conditions on its continued relationships with BGU, among them the inclusion of Palestinian university partners.
Today’s Senate vote does not preclude individual academics from UJ, BGU or any Palestinian university from any academic collaboration. The Senate vote encourages academics at UJ, BGU and Palestinian universities to pursue research projects without formal institutional agreements.
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