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Government announces £400m research development plan

Published: Tuesday, 15 July 2008   Category: Industry sectors | Science, IT and Engineering

Plans for a multi-million pound investment programme to develop large-scale research facilities across the UK have been announced by the government.

In news that might be of interest to those looking for science-related graduate jobs, around £400 million will be made available to help fund projects in a number of sectors.

This could include the construction of neutron beams to test the behaviours of structures such as turbine blades.

Ian Person, science and innovation minister, said: "Investment in the development of cutting edge research facilities will help retain existing talent and attract some of the world's best scientists to the UK."

The planned investment will allow advances in key areas, as well as helping to ensure that research can be translated in to business ventures.

Yesterday, Ian Dale, a leading political blogger, claimed that those hunting for graduate jobs can boost their prospects by developing their media literacy as this can help them understand the world around them.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18685439-ADNFCR

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