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  1. beyondbrics

    September 3, 2014

    The economics of the village gossip

    Psst. Want to know who the best gossip in the village is? It turns out there’s a formula for that. Better yet: word on the...

  2. August 13, 2014

    The minds that are first in their Fields

    It was called the “Ten-Martini Problem”, a notorious mathematical conundrum considered so hard that its originator promised...

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  1. Working in Global Energy

    For years the energy sector has found it difficult to recruit enough young engineers, ...
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  1. August 13, 2014

    First woman winner of premier maths prize

    A woman has won the prestigious Fields Medal, known in some circles as the Nobel Prize for mathematics, for the first time...

  2. FT Alphaville

    July 23, 2014

    Safeguarding the future with public endowments​ for research

    This is a guest post by Arun Majumdar, former founding director of ARPA-E and undersecretary of energy (acting), US...

  3. June 9, 2014

    Silicon Valley gets with the programme as it embraces robotics

    Some of the best-known internet companies have suddenly acquired a taste for robotics, triggering a series of unlikely...

  4. May 6, 2014

    Stanford endowment votes to sell coal mining shares

    Stanford University is selling the shares in coal mining companies held by its $18.7bn endowment fund, becoming the largest...

  5. FT Tech Hub

    April 23, 2014

    Growing a greener Apple

    A cheeky Apple advertisement appeared in several newspapers on Tuesday. Above a vast array of solar panels, it read: “There...

  6. April 11, 2014

    Andrei Linde on the Big Bang and the biggest discovery of all time

    The past few weeks have been the most exciting in the professional life of Andrei Linde since the Russian émigré cosmologist...

  7. March 31, 2014

    Scientists clash over UN climate report

    Two of the world’s leading climate researchers have clashed over a report on the impact of global warming and rising sea...

  8. March 28, 2014

    Stanford edges out Harvard on admissions

    Stanford University edged out its rival Harvard University for the second year in a row to be the most selective academic...

  9. March 25, 2014

    Banks pay out $100bn in US fines

    Wall Street banks and their foreign rivals have paid out $100bn in US legal settlements since the financial crisis,...

  10. March 17, 2014

    How the universe cast its oldest light on its oldest secret

    Fourteen billion years ago, within a monstrously energetic, infinitesimally small fraction of a second, nothingness exploded...

  11. March 5, 2014

    Global rivals pull regional universities down rankings

    Top universities in the UK’s regions are sliding down the international league table as the US institutions cement their...

  12. January 22, 2014

    Kenan-Flagler appoints insider Douglas Shackelford as next dean

    The Kenan-Flagler school at the University of North Carolina has appointed taxation professor Douglas Shackelford as its...

  13. January 6, 2014

    $540m cancer research gift boosts ‘crumbling’ US science

    Cancer research in the US, which is under pressure amid significant cuts in government investment, will get a big boost on...

  14. January 2, 2014

    Rise of mobile computing fosters new tech hubs

    The rise of mobile computing is fostering a fresh round of tech start-ups around the world, turning cities such as New York,...

  15. January 1, 2014

    Zuckerberg tops list of US philanthropists

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg topped the list of US philanthropists who opened their cheque books to make big donations...

  16. December 16, 2013

    Manchester Business School appoints sociologist to top job

    Sociologist Fiona Devine has been appointed Head of Manchester Business School. Prof Devine, who has been acting head of the...

  17. November 20, 2013

    ‘Creative Confidence’ by Tom and David Kelley

    Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential within us all, By Tom and David Kelley, Crown Business/William...

  18. November 8, 2013

    US biologist Randy Schekman on being a Nobel Prize winner

    For more than a decade, every time October came around, Professor Randy Schekman would be assured by his fellow scientists...

  19. November 4, 2013

    Moocs might matter even more in emerging markets

    Since 2011, when Stanford University launched its first “massive open online courses”, these free, internet-enabled...

  20. October 9, 2013

    Nobel Prize for ‘taking experiments to cyberspace’

    The Nobel chemistry prize has gone to three naturalised American scientists for “taking experiments to cyberspace”. The...

  21. October 7, 2013

    Trio shares Nobel for work on how cells move material

    Three scientists who discovered how cells transport material have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for physiology or...

  22. August 16, 2013

    Avoid the Obamajam. Work from home

    Barack Obama visited Los Angeles this month and, amid the sound of military helicopters flying low over the city before his...

  23. August 12, 2013

    Maryland’s Smith school appoints insider as dean

    The University of Maryland’s Robert Smith School of Business has appointed Alexander Triantis as dean from September 1. Prof...

  24. July 17, 2013

    Moocs: Students tune in to lectures as classrooms vanish

    University education has traditionally been the preserve of relatively wealthy people in the developed world. But this has...

  25. July 17, 2013

    Technology is the key to teaching future skills

    When Barack Obama, the US president, last month announced a scheme to equip 99 per cent of pupils in state-run schools with...

  26. FT Tech Hub

    July 10, 2013

    Coursera races to expand its reach to the developing world

    Daphne Koller, one the founders of Coursera, makes no bones about the global ambition of her online higher education...

  27. May 10, 2013

    ‘Symbolic’ reshoring will not lead to jobs boom, survey suggests

    Manufacturers are increasingly bringing production back to developed economies but this reshoring is merely “symbolic” and...

  28. May 7, 2013

    Giving is a must for successful founders

    The most insightful words about having a great fortune were written by industrialist Andrew Carnegie, one of the most...

  29. May 3, 2013

    British Museum to join free online teaching drive

    The British Museum is to join the move into free online teaching, announcing on Friday that it will be part of Britain’s...

  30. Westminster Blog

    April 25, 2013

    Steve Hilton's back - or is he?

    The guru is back. Steve Hilton, fresh from his sojourn in the US, is to return to Number 10 to advise the new political...

  31. April 15, 2013

    Mooc platform to focus on group learning

    A different kind of massive open online course (Mooc) platform, launched today, will provide students with the small...

  32. March 26, 2013

    MBA and Sport

    For some, studying for an MBA involves a busy schedule of classes, group projects, internships and social events. For...

  33. FT Tech Hub

    March 24, 2013

    Apple buys mobile mapping start-up

    Apple has bought WifiSlam, an indoor mobile location service, as the Silicon Valley giant continues to compete with Google...

  34. March 21, 2013

    Games that help you screen job applicants

    “If you would read a man’s disposition, see him game,” wrote the author Richard Lindgard in 1907. “You will then learn more...

  35. March 4, 2013

    Australia must embrace design thinking

    Design thinking – a creative approach to solving problems – is top of the agenda at many leading global organisations. Such...

  36. February 18, 2013

    How an outsider institutes change

    The story In 1998, Gary Loveman left teaching at Harvard Business School to take up the role of chief operating officer at...

  37. February 12, 2013

    Q&A: North Korea’s nuclear progress

    Was this test successful? North Korea hailed it as a big success, claiming the device was smaller and lighter than those...

  38. February 3, 2013

    Sustainable enterprises give students food for thought

    After graduating from Babson College in 2011 with an MBA, Rachel Greenberger immediately began working at the business...

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