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UK may lose heritage scientists, government told

The UK will not be able to accommodate the 60 doctoral graduates in heritage science who will be trained at the Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology centre for doctoral training, the former chairman of the National Heritage Science Forum has said.

Speaking at the forum’s first annual meeting on 11 November, Sarah Staniforth said: “I’m sure the British government would not be happy if a brain drain were the outcome of the investment of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and its industrial partners.” She spoke of the demand for heritage scientists abroad, saying that hundreds of museums had been built in the past decade in China.

The centre was set up this year as one of 72 to share £350 million from the EPSRC. It is a collaboration between the University of Bristol, the University of Oxford and University College London. PhD students will work with heritage institutions and commercial partners to improve science and engineering capabilities in the heritage industry.

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