From today's UK papers

November 27, 2001

Brown to bolster adult skills training
Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown, in his autumn statement today, will reaffirm government plans to encourage adult skills training, announcing further consultation on proposals including tax credits for employers. Financial Times

Students to gain university voice
Student feedback is set to become a central part of ensuring university standards as the government attempts to replace the system of inspection scrapped earlier this year. Guardian Education

UK research giants
Human origins, global warming and euthanasia are among key subjects in which UK scientists lead the world. Guardian Education

Playing by no rules
Suspect systems of degree marking will be under the spotlight at a Learning and Teaching Support Network conference in Birmingham this Friday. Guardian Education

Work time spent unproductively
More than half of working time in the UK is spent unproductively, according to a study by Proudfoot Consulting released yesterday. Financial Times

Student killed as Mugabe steps up war
A soldier has been arrested over the death of a University of Zimbabwe student who was thrown from a moving train at the weekend. Independent

Vajpayee backing on Brahmin references
Atal Behari Vajpayee, India's prime minister, has defended moves by education authorities to delete "anti-Brahmin" references in textbooks of Indian history. Financial Times

Antinori promises cloned baby within 6 months
Controversial Italian fertility doctor Severino Antinori declared yesterday that he would begin creating a cloned baby within six months, insisting it was a "human right" to use cloning to produce babies for infertile couples. Daily Mail

Body types, not calories, may cause obesity
Obesity is caused by body type and not just by diet, with some women destined to gain weight faster than others, new research claims. Overweight women convert carbohydrates into fat twice as fast as those who are thinner, according to the study by Cambridge's medical research council. Daily Telegraph

Diabetes will push up heart deaths
Deaths from heart disease will rise unless urgent action is taken to tackle the increase in diabetes, according to a report published by the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK today. Daily Telegraph

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