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November 27, 2000

Oxford set for Princeton collaboration
Oxford University is set to sign a £100 million deal with Princeton University to develop collaborative research programmes, including supercomputing, climate change and nanotechnology.

Cost hinders wider access
Young people from socially disadvantaged families choose less prestigious colleges than their middle-class peers, according to researchers at the University of Glasgow. The costs of higher education mean that they are also more likely to opt for part-time courses.

Science under-regulated, majority say
Seventy-one per cent of people questioned in a survey for the Human Genetics Commission said they had "little or no confidence" that regulations for scientific developments were keeping pace with progress.

Arts Council launches website
The Arts Council will launch a new website today. provides information and listings on the arts, shows live webcasts and creates a virtual venue for exhibitions. The first live webcast will come from the Turner prize ceremony tomorrow.

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