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January 1st, 2013

Nobel Prize-winning creator of graphene Sir Andre Geim slams government's ‘stupid’ immigration rules

Abstract:
A Russian-born scientist who won a Nobel Prize for his work at the University of Manchester has criticised the government's ‘stupid' immigration policy.

Professor Sir Andre Geim won the Nobel Prize in physics in 2010 after he and his team created the revolutionary ‘super-material' graphene.

But Sir Andre said the discovery would never have happened under tougher new immigration rules introduced this year - because he would never have been allowed into the country.

The Home Office brought in a number of extra requirements for non-EU nationals, including a minimum salary requirement of £31,000 and tighter student visa rules.

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