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October 22, 2001

Free Brazilian study to end
Brazilian education minister Paulo Renato Souza has announced that free higher education will be radically revised, opening debate on a fees system based on family income.

500 per cent fee rise at Togo
Tuition fees at the University of Togo in Lome have been raised by 500 per cent to stave off financial disaster. France and the European Union suspended financial assistance to the university in 1993 because of a lack of political reform.

Fresh clues in Danish wartime intrigue
The Niels Bohr Archive in Copenhagen says it will release documents that can throw further light on the 1941 meeting between the Danish atomic physicist and German physicist Werner Heisenberg. The meeting formed the basis of Michael Frayn’s play Copenhagen .

US professors back free speech
The American Association of University Professors has asserted the right of university faculty members to speak out on the September 11 attacks and the bombing of Afghanistan. General secretary Mary A. Burgan issued the statement in response to "those who believe that thinking out loud in our colleges and universities is so subversive that it ought to be stopped."  

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