The Federal Bureau of Investigation

The FBI works with both government and private sector partners every day, including American colleges and universities. The United States is a society of openness and freedom, values especially central to campuses of higher education. Foreign intelligence and non-state actors can take advantage of that openness and use colleges and universities to further their intelligence and operational needs. Universities and researchers should protect their intellectual property and be cognizant that there are dishonest actors and organizations that can take advantage of the environment of sharing on U.S. campuses of higher education. The FBI is actively partnering with universities to assist in those efforts by providing counterintelligence tools and awareness training that will aid in recognizing what is suspicious behavior and how to better protect facilities and information.

For additional information or training, contact your local FBI field office, FBI Headquarters at (202) 324-3000 or visit