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UCL cancels plans for standalone MBA programme

Professor Bert De Reyck discusses the UCL School of Management's decision to offer a joint MBA programme with Peking University, instead of a standalone programme, while also developing more specialist postgraduate business degree programmes. Read: Financial Times

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Give cities a seat at the top table

Dr Michele Acuto (UCL Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy) writes about how cities could tackle the world's grand challenges, arguing for more funding for international networks of cities and for more opportunities for cities to be actively involved in global action. Read: Nature

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Switzerland will notify citizens when they have been spied on

Dr Lukasz Olejnik (UCL Computer Science) comments on Switzerland's new surveillance laws which will require the Swiss intelligence agency to inform citizens if they've been monitored, unless notifying them would be against the public interest, affect legal proceedings or put people at risk. Read: The Telegraph

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Why can't I tickle myself?

A study by Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (UCL Cognitive Neuroscience) is featured, suggesting that tickling doesn't elicit the same response when people do it to themselves because the cerebellum tamps down the brain's response ahead of time. Read: Washington Post

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Cap and trade gains global momentum

Professor Michael Grubb (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) discusses the European Union's emissions trading system. Read: CBC

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