News in brief

January 18, 2002

New York
Students at the City University of New York are to challenge the university's decision to increase tuition fees for undocumented immigrant students in the courts later this month. CUNY says it is forced to treat immigrant students equally with US nationals.

South African education minister Kader Asmal has lifted a ban on recruiting new students at the University of Transkei. He imposed the ban last year out of concern for the university's finances.

Union leaders at the University of Zambia have called for its reopening after a two-week closure aimed at heading off political activity by students angered at the outcome of the country's presidential elections.

New Haven
Yale School of Medicine researchers have received a $9 million (£6.3 million) grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to help translate research findings about alcoholism into treatment for patients.

São Paulo
The São Paulo secretariat for science, technology and economic development has announced new funding for courses it approves at the city's three public universities.

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