Exhibition of construction products that help generate £50 billion for UK economy

An exhibition highlighting the strength of the UK construction products industry is now on show at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in London.
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Materials World reader survey and special section on professional development

Materials World has conducted an anonymous survey of its readers asking them key questions on the topic of education, training and professional development.
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People power - tackling skills shortages

As chronic skills shortages in science and engineering compromise a wide range of industries around the world, we examine how nuclear and natural resources are offering a microcosm of current efforts to tackle this.
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Stay in the frame - EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)

Optimum preparation for the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) for research and technical development is essential to survive the critical stages of elimination. Paul Drath of Singleimage Ltd, Cambridge, UK, gives guidance on how to get it right first time.
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Point of view – life in academia

Academics must evolve to stay apace in a rapidly changing workplace. Professor Ian Williams, of the School of Civil Engineering and the Environment, at the University of Southampton, UK, provides a personal perspective.