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Spy chiefs meet with universities to discuss hostile states

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MI5 and National Cyber Security Centre join Russell Group representatives to talk about sensitive research

The Russell Group of universities has been briefed by the director-general of MI5 and the chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre about the risks posed by hostile states.

According to a statement released by the Cabinet Office on 25 April, the spy chiefs warned that foreign powers were targeting UK universities “to deliver their own authoritarian, military and commercial priorities, risking UK national security”.

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