MIT severs ties with Russian school after Ukraine invasion

Officials cited the country’s “unacceptable” invasion for terminating its partnership with research institute it developed.

The Cambridge university said it notified the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Moscow that it was exercising its right to terminate the MIT Skoltech Program.

Federal law enforcement officials and foreign policy experts have long voiced concerns about the potential for espionage and technology theft arising from MIT’s partnership with the school, which has close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government, GBH News reported.

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