Update: 13:35

November 28, 2002

Greenfield calls for eradication of institutional sexism
Susan Greenfield, director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain and pharmacology professor at Oxford, today told ministers how more women could be attracted to jobs in science by eradicating "institutionally sexist" attitudes. Her report on women in science sets out positive steps to ensure that by 2005, one in five science, engineering and technology chairs should be held by a woman.

Study finds Scottishness is crucial to Scots
Being Scottish is as crucial to people's identity as being a parent, according to Edinburgh University research on national identity, to be debated at a conference tomorrow. Scots see their Scottishness as more important than their social class, religion and gender, while being English in England is more muted.

Scots awarded £1m to research anti-obesity drug
PharmaLinks, a collaborative research initiative between Glasgow and Strathclyde University, has won £1 million from Hyundai Pharmaceutical (Korea) to develop an anti-obesity drug discovered by Strathclyde's institute for drug research. Researchers have found a plant extract component that may allow people to lose weight without eating less.

Number of NI graduates of working age rises
The number of university graduates of working age in Northern Ireland has more than doubled in little over a decade, it was revealed today. In 1990 there were 60,000, by this year there were 141,000, with 39,000 of the increase occurring in the last five years, according to the Labour Market Bulletin from the Department of Employment and Learning.

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