Scots anger at cut in research funds

24th March 2000 at 00:00
THE Scottish Executive is to withdraw funding for Scotland's National Council for Research in Education, to the fury of academics north of the border. The Education Department has announced that the council must be self-financing from 2003, its 75th birthday. It said it wanted "diversity" in reserch funding and could therefore no longer support just one national research centre. But Ian Barr, a director of the Scottish Consultative Council on the Curriculum and a member of the research council, said: "A publicly funded national research centre exists in almost every country."

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