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Europe pays the price for spending less

Naturevolume 441pages691693 (2006) | Download Citation


Europe's contribution to the global advancement of science and the promotion of learning is in decline. Better funding of universities and research institutions is needed to reverse this trend, argues Christopher Patten.

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  1. Lord Patten is Chancellor of the Universities of Oxford and of Newcastle. This text is an edited version of a speech by the author to the Academy of Technologies in Paris, France, on 28 February 2006. UK

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