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When Dante Micheaux, the award-winning American poet, rocked up in London last year at the age of 29 to undertake his PhD at UCL, he was shocked to discover how postgraduate and overseas students were treated. He had come from a Masters at New York University, which, like UCL, is a large, well-regarded university in a teeming multicultural city that markets itself as a global institution. He expected to find a lot of similarities. And, indeed, there are similarities. Both universities were founded at about the same time, NYU in 1831 and UCL in 1826. Both have large numbers of Nobel prize-winners as staff or former staff, and both do well in the Shanghai international league table of universities. NYU comes in at number 31 and UCL has a ranking of 21. But what bothered Micheaux was the relative neglect of postgraduates in the London institution.

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Scientists have identified the part of the brain that appears to control introspection – the ability to think about what you are thinking.

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The combination of depression and heart disease is more deadly than either factor alone, researchers say.

Paul Vallely: An ordeal that won't end when they see daylight

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Police rule out crimes at Tobin seaside home

Police today ruled out any crimes linked to serial killer Peter Tobin at a second seaside property where he used to live.

Government urged to protect research institutions

The Government should cut student places at second-rate universities to protect Britain's "world-class" research institutions, the head of University College London said today.

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