From today's UK papers

December 11, 2000


The family of David Goldman, founder of multibillion-pound software company The Sage Group, has given a seven-figure endowment to Newcastle University's School of Management.

The Bank of China is to work with City University Business School in London and a Chinese university to deliver an English-language executive MBA programme in Shanghai.

The University of Strathclyde is to launch an online version of its successful full-time master's programme in international marketing in January.

Manchester Business School has won a place in the finals of AT Kearney's Global MBA Case Study Challenge against five other schools in the European leg of the contest.

The Joseph Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto has established a chair in derivatives and risk management.


The feminist, activist and optimist Lynne Segal, who is taking up her new professorship of psychology and gender studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, considers what gender means in the 21st century.


Scientists at Aberdeen University have invented a technique for making cannabis soluble so that it can be used in sprays or injections, which would remove a key objection to its use as a medicine.

Urban cats have abandoned traditional family values and are mating with any Tom, Dick or Harry, according to an Italian study by researchers from the University of Milan and the Université Claude Bernard in France.

Britain's medical establishment is facing a series of allegations of fraudulent research, which experts fear could undermine confidence in scientific findings.


Thousands of elderly people suffering from Alzheimer's disease and dementia are being prescribed drugs that could make their symptoms worse, say researchers from the Institute for the Health of the Elderly at Newcastle General Hospital.

The BBC quiz show The Weakest Link could encourage playground bullying and should carry a parental warning, say two child psychologists from Aston University, Birmingham, and Hertfordshire University, Hatfield.


Only one in 100 children in care in England goes on to university, compared with one in three of all school-leavers, a survey by London University's Institute of Education has found.

New frog species have been discovered by an Anglo-Ecuadorean expedition in the high Andes, to the delight of scientists from Oxford University.

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