From today's UK papers

March 26, 2001

Financial Times

Up to 7,500 young people will be given apprenticeships in the information technology sector as part of a deal between the government and leading computer companies.

Corporate universities' interests are increasingly intertwined with the companies that spawn them.

Business schools admit that they will increasingly have to rely on the sponsorship of companies.

A change in training policy has led to America's largest fund manager, the Vanguard Group, setting up its own university.


The Times

Ultrasound can provide a simple and painless way to monitor how cancer patients respond to chemotherapy, researchers at Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals in London have said.

Centuries-old seafarers' logs are helping Andrew Jackson, at Leeds University, to chart changes in the Earth's magnetic field.

Miscellany

A treatment using human embryo cells injected into the ear could restore hearing to 70 per cent of deaf people, according to Matthew Holley, professor of sensory physiology at the University of Sheffield. ( Guardian , Independent , Daily Mail , Times )

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