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July 30, 2001

LSC chief calls for action on skills
Dramatic improvements in skills levels are required to make England’s workforce internationally competitive, according to Learning and Skills Council chairman Bryan Sanderson.

Sainsbury boosts UK chemical manufacture
Science minister Lord Sainsbury has launched a £3 million fund to make the United Kingdom a world leader in the manufacture of next-generation complex high-value chemicals. The Manufacturing Molecules Initiative is a joint venture between the Department of Trade and Industry and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Half the funding must be from the private sector.

St Andrews hosts pioneering wildlife conference
Nearly 100 biologists from across the world gathered at St Andrews University today for the first ever conference on distance sampling, which is used to estimate animal populations.


 

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