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ref date:11 Sep 2000 (EDU)
Scottish academics leave for richer South

We all know that London has been stealing European aid from the Scots for years and now it seems that the funding of more senior university positions has fallen victim of a "level playing field" established by Westminster that slants South, away from Scotland.

The 5 yearly research assessment exercise (RAE) leaves top-level research in Scotland with substantially less money than in the south.