Rector arrested for 'guerrilla links'
Macedonian police have detained the rector of an unofficial Albanian university, Fadil Sulejmani, over his alleged links to the ethnic Albanian guerrilla National Liberation Army. The government has refused to recognise the Albanian university, which was set up in the early 1990s in the mainly Albanian town of Tetovo in western Macedonia.
Scientists investigated for nuclear abuses
The state prosecutor's office in the Sicilian capital, Palermo, has opened an investigation into alleged violations of safety regulations in the use of a small nuclear reactor at Palermo University. Elio Olivieri, director of the department of nuclear physics, and Francesco Castiglia, his predecessor, are under investigation.
Students promise protest chain at G8 summit
Italy's two major student organisations, the Unione degli Studenti and the Unione degli Universitari, have announced they will mobilise for the forthcoming G8 Summit in Genoa. They said they will bring hundreds of secondary-school and university students to Genoa and make a "human chain" around the restricted area of the city.