Sykes call to focus science

September 17, 1999

Scientific research funding should be concentrated in a small number of university centres of excellence while the rest train technicians, Sir Richard Sykes told the British Association's Festival of Science on Monday. The chairman of Glaxo-Wellcome said in his presidential address that government had a duty to channel limited research funds. "We should be realistic and recognise that not every university should try to produce leading research scientists. We must have diversity in the system," he said. British Association,

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