Bush announces increase in research spending
United States president George W. Bush's 2002 budget proposal increases spending on federally financed basic research by 6 per cent but spending on global change research is to drop by 4 per cent. The National Institutes of Health will receive an extra 13.4 per cent, while there are increases of 1.3 per cent for the National Science Foundation and 0.1 per cent for science at the Energy Department. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will get an increase of 2 per cent.
US medical school offers degree in Qatar
Cornell University is to open a branch of its medical school in Qatar, offering an Ivy League medical degree to students who may never visit the main university. A foundation set up by the emir of Qatar will contribute $750 million (£520 million) over 11 years.
Zimbabwe police continue crackdown despite student's death
Riot police fired teargas at demonstrating University of Zimbabwe students the day after a student was trampled to death in earlier protests over non-payment of college grants.