At the end of last year, we released our groundbreaking research uncovering UK universities’ investments in and institutional ties with companies complicit in Israel’s arms trade and illegal settlement economy. We discovered UK universities invest over an estimated £450million in companies arming Israel and compiled this information in our user-friendly database.
On 12th February 2020, the UN released a long-awaited list of 112 companies involved in Israel’s settlement economy. After cross-analysing UK universities’ investments, obtained through Freedom of Information requests, we discovered that 10 UK universities are directly implicated in financial ties with companies listed on the UN’s database. Our online database has now been updated to include this information.
The implicated universities we have identified are: University of Manchester, University of Birmingham, University College London, London School of Economics, Imperial College London, University of Glasgow, Warwick University, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Aberdeen and Glasgow Caledonian University.
We’ve written to all of these institutions to urge them to immediately end these investments and financial ties, and to take urgent steps to end all investments in companies complicit in Israel’s apartheid regime, as highlighted in our database.
See our letter below:Template letter with hyperlinks
Students will be taking further action against UK universities complicity with Israeli apartheid during Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) 2020. Click here to find out more about how you can support IAW 2020 and the campaign to get #ApartheidOffCampus.