From today's UK papers

March 20, 2001

Financial Times

America's standardised test for university entrance has brought many benefits, despite being under attack.

The Guardian

The government's new key skills programme for post-16 students is "a complete disaster", according to researchers at the Institute of Education in London.

The new AS levels were meant to encourage teenagers to study a diversity of subjects, but instead they are doing more of the same - and working 60 hours a week in the process.

MPs want student dropouts to get recognition for years completed.

Sir Christopher Ball, chancellor of Derby University and chairman of the Global University Alliance, argues that old ideas of education cannot deliver what we now want and that  technology will bring revolution.

Interview with Michael Wills, the minister in charge of information technology.

The UFI (formerly the University for Industry) is picking up, so why is its chief, Ann Wright, moving on?

The Independent

Scientists at the University of Würzburg in Germany have found the gene responsible for an inherited form of schizophrenia, raising hopes of a better understanding of the illness.

Daily Mail

A spray that cures sore throats in seconds, developed by scientists at the Rockefeller University in New York, could be available by next winter.

The Times

The University of Tetovo, in Macedonia, is the greenhouse for Albanian separatism, having educated two generations of Kosovo Liberation Army graduates.

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