February 9, 2014
‘University Watch’ Scrutinizes Corporate Influence
Gordon Welters for The Chronicle
Christian Humborg wants German universities and corporations to know they’re being watched.
As managing director of Transparency International Germany, a nongovernmental organization focused on anticorruption efforts, Mr. Humborg sees a troubling trend in German higher education as more top-name universities embrace "strategic partnerships" with corporations and seek to commercialize their research.
Such collaborations are not entirely new to