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Eliot House, Harvard University

Drop-outs made good: Harvard is still the alma-mater to have

NEW research reveals that three drop-outs from Harvard University are now worth a combined $300bn plus. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz all dropped...
Impact 12 members

Universities team-up to launch investment fund

TWELVE leading UK universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, have joined forces to create an investment fund. The 10-year, multi-million-pound Impact 12 fund will support social...
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Bright idea to combat flying foes

By HAL WILLIAMS WAGENINGEN University in the Netherlands has found a hi-tech means of virus-prevention. And no, this has nothing to do with Covid. The virus...
Limited-edition Nike Air Max 97s trainers: Satan Shoes

Devil’s own job to settle Nike’s ‘Satan Shoes’ lawsuit

NIKE IS suing a Brooklyn art collective over a limited edition of "Satan Shoes" containing biblical references, esoteric symbols – and a drop of...
Birmingham UK skyline

Five major business wins to celebrate in West Midlands

A STRING of international companies moving to the West Midlands has put the region top of the UK’s overseas investment chart — for five...
Thames Estuary, Kate Willard

Thames Estuary plan for green development and jobs in south-east UK

THE UK government is backing the Thames Estuary as Britain’s biggest growth opportunity. With the claimed potential to create 1.5m jobs and add value of...
King's College London

King’s Business School co-ordinates study for embattled entrepreneurs

KING’S Business School in London is calling on entrepreneurs worldwide to participate in a study to help business owners survive the COVID-19 crisis. With livelihoods...
Shrimp

Shrimps, time bombs — and need for study of wartime economies

By William Roman PICK a word starting with “C”… no, not coronavirus; not yet, anyway. The C here stands for crustaceans. The humble shrimp, for instance....
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AI to the rescue? Oxford-based firm enters partnership to crack COVID-19

AN AI-DRIVEN drug-discovery company in the UK has entered a joint initiative to advance compounds that could treat COVID-19. Oxford-based Exscientia has teamed-up with Diamond...
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Grim UN report shows half-a-billion people struggling to find work

ALMOST half-a-billion people around the world battle to find sufficient paid work, a UN report on employment and social trends shows. The World Employment and Social...