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July 6, 2001

NEWS: How rich is your university? First of a two-part investigation that identifies the fat cats

FEATURES: Private versus public: how the private sector is influencing higher education in Europe

RESEARCH: Research as public performance at Leicester's new space centre

TEACHING: Masters students take on consultative roles

BOOKS: Watch this space: the Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics

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