Union infighting threatens pay deal
In-fighting among trade unions could derail pay negotiations between university staff leaders and employers. The stand-off between the Association of University Teachers and Unison over the reform of national pay machinery is threatening this year’s pay talks.
EC puts financial faith in genome
The European Commission’s blueprint for scientific research concentrates much of its £11.2 billion budget on seven fields: the human genome; information technologies; nanotechnologies, intelligent materials and new production methods; aeronautics and space; producing safe and healthy food; sustainable development and global change; and the knowledge-based society.
Hull offers Yorkshire studies
Hull University is to offer students a degree in Yorkshire studies. The 12 students, who represent the course’s first-year intake, will be taught aspects of cultural life, from flat caps to the Brontës.