Commonwealth scholarships to increase
Commonwealth education ministers are to discuss increasing the number of students on the organisation’s mobility scholarship scheme by 50 per cent by 2003. A recommendation to their conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to be considered today, also aims to double the number of member states offering awards from seven to 14 by 2002.
Israel plans nanotechnology centre
Tel Aviv University is to set up a multi-million dollar research centre for nanotechnology. A deal is about to be signed with the IMEC Institute for Micro-Technology Research and Development in Brussels, which will make it possible for the new research centre to receive European Union funding.