US Department of Education has asked both Ivy League schools for records related to donations and contracts from overseas sources

Harvard led all American universities in gifts and donations from China, analysis of US government data shows

The US Department of Education is investigating Harvard and Yale universities over funding that they may have received from foreign countries.

The department sent letters to the universities dated Tuesday requesting records related to gifts or contracts from a foreign source. The letters were posted on the Education Department’s website.

The US is seeking to collect more information on overseas money to colleges and wants better reporting of that funding.

Over the past year, it has become apparent that there is “widespread non-compliance across US universities,” an Education Department spokesman told Bloomberg last week.

Harvard led all US colleges in gifts and donations from China, according to a Bloomberg analysis of US government data.

Representatives for Harvard and Yale did not immediately return requests for comment on Wednesday.

Last month, a Harvard chemistry professor was accused of lying about his connections to China and concealing payments to him from a Chinese university.

That probe is part of a US crackdown on intellectual property theft sponsored by China and linked to the Thousand Talents Plan, a Chinese government programme to recruit overseas researchers.

earlier reported the inquiry.

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