Leading article: Clever Cornish

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The transformation of the Tremough campus above the sea in Falmouth into a university institution with quality teaching and research facilities is a sight to behold. Until recently, Cornwall was an intellectual backwater with no university and an economy dependent mainly on tourism. Now all that is beginning to change with the Combined Universities in Cornwall initiative. It cannot have been easy - getting Exeter and Plymouth universities to cooperate in a venture with University College Falmouth, and Cornwall and Truro further education colleges. But they have. It is the most impressive university collaboration in the UK and should make a real difference to the South-west.