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ECONOMIC NECESSITY LEADS TOWNS TO SEEK OUT UNIVERSITIES

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Plans by councils to attract outposts of universities are examined in The Guardian (p8). ...
Plans by councils to attract outposts of universities are examined in The Guardian (p8).

In Lincoln the county council and a group of local businessmen have raised nearly £20m towards opening a university in 1996 to attract industry and halt the outward drift of graduates.

'A city without a university will be as rare as a nation without an airport today,' declared Sir Christopher Ball, consultant to the University for Glouceser Project, the paper reports.
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