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South African Academics Call for an End to Ties Between the University of Johannesburg and Ben Gurion University, 2011

South Africa
Time period
October, 2009 to 1 April, 2011
Human Rights
Total points
10 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Emily Kluver 16/03/2014

Since the 1980’s, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in South Africa has held institutional ties with Ben Gurion University (BGU) in Israel. For most of this time, these ties were little more than a formality, with no active meaning. Then in August 2009, the two institutions signed an academic cooperation agreement to work together on water purification and a biotechnology research project.