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July 9, 2001

Hefce reveals universities' regional clout
Comprehensive information on how universities are performing is available in the latest regional profiles from the Higher Education Funding Council for England. The third edition includes institutions’ income and expenditure, student recruitment, graduate destinations and research ratings.

Scots review post-school study
The Scottish Parliament’s enterprise and lifelong learning committee has pledged the biggest strategic review of Scottish post-school education since the Robbins report in the 1960s. Its findings are expected next March.

Sainsbury aids energy initiatives
Collaborations exploiting biotechnology research to reduce energy costs and minimise pollution for industry have been awarded £400,000 by science minister Lord Sainsbury. The projects are part of the Department of Trade and Industry’s £13 million BIO-WISE programme.

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