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 Issue 122, 23 October 2002
Merger talks forge ahead«
Drug could cut heart attacks and strokes by a third«
China and Europe in space pre-nuptials…«
Goldsmiths' Wing reopens«
Faculty of physical sciences inauguration«
Graduate School of Engineering and Physical Sciences«
Facing new challenges«
Silwood safe, and healthy«
Soul boy makes the money market sing«
In Brief«
Media spotlight«
What's on«

Faculty of physical sciences inauguration

At the inauguration of the faculty of physical sciences last month, the rector spoke about the benefits the new structure would bring to the College and its members.

Opportunities would be created for more collaborative research, providing new and exciting scientific projects, additional sources from which to seek external sponsorship and enabling the College to contribute to society's needs, he said.

The faculty would also allow individual departments to combine their strategies and actions to improve finances and support services.

Principal of the faculty, Professor Frank Leppington, spoke about recent examples of successful and proposed collaborative ventures that have cut across all four faculties.

He added: "There are challenges in maintaining our levels of well prepared and highly motivated students - at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels - in the face of an apparent decrease, nationally, of university applicants in science subjects."

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