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Ionic liquids revisted

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Ionic liquids have flowed far and wide since they first bubbled to the surface in the late 1990s. Michael Freemantle reports

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New projects unveiled, as UK carbon capture policy is criticised

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It all adds up: chemistry courses requiring maths for entry

26 October 2016By Chemistry World

Of the 52 universities in the UK offering three-year undergraduate chemistry degrees for September 2017, only 20 require a maths qualification, and only six require maths at A-level. Source:  E Darlington and J Bowyer, Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 2016, 17, 1190 (DOI: 10.1039/C6RP00170J)

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University challenge: where UK higher education gets its funding

26 October 2016By Chemistry World

UK universities have a net income of some £33 billion, with almost £6 billion generated in tuition fees. This has more than made up for a drop in funding and increased staff costs since 2011, with a surplus of around £2 billion for 2014/15. (Figures are in millions) ...

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Should chemistry degrees require A-level maths?

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Requiring a maths qualification could deprive the profession of fresh talent

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