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July 17, 1998

Industry giants put millions of pounds into university research, but what do they expect in return? The THES spotlights three of the big spenders

Big firms spend big money on university research, but does their involvementcreate problems that other funders do not? What about funds from undemocratic regimes, pollutersor the building contractors whose projects attract road protests?

Please share your views on the problems and the limits of such funding and on how relations with funders can be managed. They may be printed unless you state otherwise. Email us at

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