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Britain to boost agricultural innovation among universities, farms

DFID

The British government has designed a special fund to support agri-businesses and universities to bridge the gap between lab research and the marketplace. The government funding comes from the 70-million-pound (115-million-U.S. dollar) Agri-Tech Catalyst” program announced last year, said the British Department for International Development (DFID). As part of the British Industrial Strategy for Agricultural Technologies, the million-worth program including ... Read More »

U.K. universities minister: No academic boycotts of Israel in Britain

David Willetts

Fewer Israelis have been coming to study in U.K. because of misperception of hostility, says David Willetts on visit to Jerusalem. Fewer Israeli students have been coming to England to study because of mistaken perceptions that Britain is “an unfriendly or hostile place” to Israel or Israelis. That mistaken perception needs addressing, said David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, ... Read More »

British Science Minister visits Monash

Monash University

The UK Minister for Universities and Science, Mr David Willetts MP, will experience first hand the world-leading, room-sized, virtual-reality environment that is CAVE2 when he visits Monash University. Mr Willetts is visiting Monash for discussions with senior academic staff on current and future research directions that are being pursued by the University. The University will also take advantage of the ... Read More »

University of Leeds to be a leader in data analytics and research

University of Leeds

Two multi-million pound grants will make the University of Leeds a major centre for ‘Big Data’ analysis – and a national resource that can be used by academics. The grants, announced today by Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts at the High Performance Computing and Big Data conference in London, were awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council ... Read More »

Southampton technologies to share in £85 million investment to drive UK growth

University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is to receive over £7 million of an £85 million investment into three key sectors, as part of the government’s ‘eight great technologies’ to drive UK growth. Speaking at the Global Intelligent Systems conference in London, David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, announced the results of a call for proposals issued by the Engineering and ... Read More »

RIBA considers alliances with India’s booming universities

Universities minister David Willetts

Move comes as David Cameron praises British architects as ‘some of finest in world’ The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is considering writing to every architecture school in India to invite them to apply for validation. Despite the country’s size and rapidly growing higher education sector, none of its architecture courses is validated by the RIBA. By contrast, its ... Read More »

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