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September 28, 2001

Ulster v-c: our competitiveness is under threat
Gerry McKenna, vice-chancellor of the University of Ulster, has said the imbalance in university research funding between Northern Ireland and both the UK mainland and the Republic of Ireland threatens the province’s competitiveness. He was speaking at the opening of the £2 million Science Innovation Centre in Coleraine.

Prince Edward's company gives ardent apology
Ardent, the Earl of Wessex’s television company has “unreservedly apologised” if its filming jeopardised arrangements to protect Prince William’s privacy during his stay at St Andrews University. The university denied the company had been given special access.

Twins wreak havoc at Northumbria
Identical twin sisters are causing confusion after taking a job-share lecturing post. Liz and Sarah Partington, 29, landed a joint position teaching sports sciences at Northumbria University after the appointments panel could not choose between the two.

Genetic-disorder sufferers aid panel
An advisory panel of people affected by genetic disorders is being set up by the Human Genetics Commission to help it inform ministers, it was disclosed today. The commission, which advises the government on developments in genetics, wants to recruit about 100 people for its consultative panel.

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