New Funding For Chinese Studies

07 December 1999

A grant of £750,000 has been awarded to the Faculty of Oriental Studies to fund a new M.Phil course in Chinese Studies. Three new lecturers and a senior language teaching officer will be appointed.

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Lowest Drop Out Rates for Cambridge

03 December 1999
The first complete survey of student completion and background published by HEFCE shows that Cambridge University has the lowest drop-out rate of all Universities at 1%. The benchmark set by the Government for drop-out projections was 6%, and Cambridge's closest statistically valid comparison, Oxford University, also achieved a low drop-out of 2%.
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Cambridge-MIT Partnership Launched

23 November 1999
A ground-breaking partnership was announced between the University of Cambridge and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Monday, 8 November.
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Statement on Meningitis

22 November 1999
A student from Sidney Sussex College was admitted to Addenbrooke's Hospital on Wednesday (17th November 1999) where he was being treated for the symptoms of meningococcal septicaemia.
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Symphony of a Thousand

18 November 1999
By far the biggest event to take place in the Cambridge Musical Calendar is happening this Saturday, 20 November in Ely Cathedral. An orchestra of combined musicians of Cambridge University Musical Society First Orchestra and Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra, an excellent line-up of professional soloists, will be joining forces with a combination of University, College and Local Choirs to stage the spectacular Mahler's Eighth Symphony of a Thousand.
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