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Archive of Media headlines

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IP boost for students

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Tim Barnes, director of UCL Advances, praises universities who are fostering a new generation of entrepreneurs by giving students full rights to their research's intellectual property (IP). Read: FT (£) 

Catastrophic Drought in Texas Causes Global Economic Ripples

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A drought map created by UCL Space & Climate Physics confirms that Texas is experiencing its driest year ever, with potentially catastrophic consequences. Read: New York Times More: UCL Drought Map

Getting the measure of dark energy

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Scientists from UCL Physics & Astronomy are putting the finishing touches to the Dark Energy Camera, the largest and highest resolution camera ever built to look for dark energy. Read: BBC News Online

Rural idyll or road to disillusion?

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People often move to rural areas without really knowing them and may find the location does not give them all they had hoped for, argues Professor Nick Gallent, (UCL Bartlett School of Planning). Read: The Times (£) 

Scientists create artificial blood from stem cells

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Professor Chris Mason (UCL Biochemical Engineering) comments that new research using stem cells to create artificial blood could ultimately deliver significant patient benefits. Read: Daily Mail 

Foreign talk isn't cheap, it's invaluable

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Professor David Coen (UCL Political Science) says universities should encourage all students to develop language skills throughout their degrees. Read: THE 

Meningitis survivors 'denied extra help'

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Research commissioned from UCL by the Meningitis Trust has found that children who overcome the infection are not being given enough support they need afterwards. Read: Daily Telegraph

Breast screening benefits 'exaggerated'

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Professor Michael Baum (UCL Research Department of General Surgery) welcomes a review of the UK's breast screening programme. Listen: BBC Radio 4 Today Programme

Universities producing the UK's brightest self-employed graduates

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UCL has the highest percentage of self-employed graduates among the world's top ten universities, reflecting the institution's focus on fostering entrepreneurship and turning ideas into business. Read: Daily Telegraph

Students seeking second degrees for top jobs

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Growing numbers of students are staying on after their bachelors' degrees to complete postgraduate masters and doctorate courses, new research from Professor Steve Machin (UCL Economics) has found. Read: Daily Telegraph

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