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May 3, 2001

250 jobs to go at King's
King’s College London plans to cut nearly 250 jobs over the next three years, mainly from the schools of physical sciences and engineering, biomedical sciences and medicine. Meanwhile, the college raised £60 million through an unsecured loan from the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Penalties for fee defaulters spark protest
More than 1,000 students were gathering in Derby today to protest about “unfair” threats to punish those who fail to pay tuition fees at Derby University.

Academic rivalry helps combat epidemic
Creative tension between vets and epidemiologists has helped make the government’s foot-and-mouth science group into the driving force behind policy to combat the epidemic, David King, the government’s chief scientific adviser, told the House of Commons science and technology select committee.

Chinese studies website launched
A pioneering website for Chinese studies was launched today by four Scottish universities, Aberdeen, Abertay Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Scotland’s Chinese Consul General, Wang Weiyang, launched the Scottish Information Network Online for Chinese Studies website at the University of Edinburgh’s George Square library.

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