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New test from Aberdeen University to offer better cancer prediction

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Researchers at Aberdeen University have broken new ground with a test to identify the probability of creating a standout amongst the most widely recognized growths. The methodology will figure out if or not non-dangerous developments in the colon – known as polyps – are liable to advancement into destructive cancers. The number of individuals diagnosed with polyps has climbed since ... Read More »

Independence ‘to cost Scots universities millions’


Scotland’s universities will lose access to lucrative research funding under independence, Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael will warn today.  Speaking at the same conference as Mr Russell, Mr Carmichael is expected to tell delegates that leaving the UK would mean Scottish institutions would no longer receive money from Research Councils UK. Reflecting on the £257 million of research funding received by ... Read More »

Al-Maktoum College in link-up with Lancaster University

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By Grant Smith Al-Maktoum College is hoping to get back on track thanks to a tie-up with an English university. It has been without higher education students since a contract that saw its degrees validated by Aberdeen University ran out last year. The college, which was founded in 2001 and is supported by the deputy ruler of Dubai, offers Masters ... Read More »

Scottish universities to accept poorer children whose exam grades fall short

By Christopher Marshall Children from poor backgrounds will be able to go to university despite not having the grades under new plans to increase access to higher education in Scotland. Scotland on Sunday has learned that every university in the country is set to “contextualise” new entrants, taking into account a candidate’s background rather than simply refusing a place based ... Read More »

English students with poorer grades could be given Uni places over higher qualified Scots

English students with poorer grades may be offered places at some of the country’s top universities – while better qualified Scots are turned away. A fall in English applications for the next academic year means that fee-paying students south of the border could gain places to boost Scottish university income, even if they have worse grades than Scots. As government ... Read More »

Scotland: Universities under fire on fair access

Student leaders have described as “truly awful” the record of Scottish universities on admitting students from poorer backgrounds.  Figures were obtained by the National Union of Students (NUS) in Scotland using a Freedom of Information request. They said older universities each typically recruit fewer than 100 students from deprived backgrounds. The universities have defended their efforts to recruit a wider ... Read More »

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