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    1. July 25, 2016

      Copy top chefs by taking a knife to job descriptions

      Managers who find writing job descriptions a chore can take heart from research suggesting that brief is best when it...

    2. July 22, 2016

      Universities rapped for withholding degrees

      Universities have been warned not to withhold degrees from students who fail to pay their rent, library fines or...

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    1. July 17, 2016

      Boom at UK universities sees construction rise 43% year-on-year

      British universities have ramped up their spending on new buildings by 43 per cent in the past six months, compared...

    2. Westminster Blog

      July 13, 2016

      Theresa May becomes PM - as it happened

      This Live Blog session closed at 20:47 on 13 Jul 2016. Theresa May has taken over as prime minister after David...

    3. June 23, 2016

      UCL governors kept in dark over £280m loan for expansion plan

      A majority of the governing council of University College London did not see or discuss the final terms of a...

    4. June 23, 2016

      University challenge: the race for money, students and status

      A camera sweeps over a landscape of lush green forests and sparkling rivers. “I could have studied anywhere in the...

    5. June 23, 2016

      Offices face new drive on political correctness

      Last week, the president of DePaul University in Chicago resigned under circumstances becoming increasingly familiar....

    6. Fast FT

      June 13, 2016

      Neil Woodford takes £11.6m stake in Imperial Innovations

      Star fund manager Neil Woodford has built up a 20 per cent stake in Imperial Innovations, a technology focused...

    7. June 10, 2016

      £1.25bn expansion leaves UCL straining at the edges

      An ambitious £1.25bn expansion plan has strained the cash flow of University College London, one of the UK’s most...

    8. June 10, 2016

      British universities face some taxing times

      That UCL, one of the most prestigious universities in the UK, is in financial difficulties due to ambitious expansion...

    9. June 10, 2016

      Warning over UCL finances after rapid expansion

      University College London is in a “barely financially sustainable position”, according to its provost, Michael Arthur....

    10. June 2, 2016

      Scientists propose creation of a synthetic human genome

      Scientists have put forward plans for a follow-up to the Human Genome Project with a proposal to create a synthetic...

    11. May 26, 2016

      Public services experts blame strains on money, not migrants

      Many leading experts on Britain’s strained public services could barely be clearer — they consider that the wave of...

    12. The World

      May 26, 2016

      Must try harder: why Britain should embrace foreign languages

      The decline in knowledge of foreign languages in Britain is a familiar tale, but an extremely important one...

    13. May 16, 2016

      Legal firms unleash office automatons

      Linklaters and Pinsent Masons have become the latest law firms to invest in artificial intelligence, as the legal...

    14. May 13, 2016

      Hedge funds and universities find mutual benefit from closer ties

      Hedge funds are stepping in to fill a funding gap left by government austerity measures at universities that has left...

    15. April 29, 2016

      Universities are booming but there are warning signs

      We have effectively doubled in size overnight,” said Professor Richard Davies, vice-chancellor of Swansea university,...

    16. April 25, 2016

      UK universities look to Stanford for start-up skills

      When ministers ask UK universities to improve their efforts at commercialising academic research, one question always...

    17. April 18, 2016

      Lowering risk of a heart attack for those who cannot take statins

      After decades of big trials on both sides of the Atlantic, there is convincing evidence that taking statins reduces the...

    18. April 3, 2016

      ‘15 Million Degrees’, by Lucie Green

      The Sun is a blinding ball of superlatives, accounting for 99 per cent of all matter in the solar system. The title of...

    19. March 3, 2016

      Immune cell breakthrough in cancer fight

      British researchers have found a new way to identify immune cells capable of detecting tumours — opening a path to...

    20. March 1, 2016

      Scientists root out genetic secrets of human hair

      Grey hairs, monobrows and poorly judged comb-overs could be consigned to history after research led by British...

    21. February 5, 2016

      Egyptian artefacts at Two Temple Place, London

      For many visitors to London, the British Museum’s Egyptian Sculpture Gallery, with its monumental gods and pharaohs, is...

    22. February 1, 2016

      Aberdeen’s Anne should give M&G and industry new, clear options

      Anne Richards, newly-anointed chief executive of M&G Investments, was once a research fellow at Cern, where nuclear...

    23. January 25, 2016

      Global pharma groups reveal tie-up with universities

      Three of the world’s biggest pharmaceuticals groups have teamed up with a trio of Britain’s top universities to create...

    24. January 18, 2016

      UCL raises £50m to spin new companies out of research

      University College London has raised £50m of investment for the first time to develop its academic research into...

    25. December 31, 2015

      Judy Goldhill: Space observatories in the remotest places on earth

      In the past few years I have travelled as an artist and a guest to the observatories of Kitt Peak in Arizona, Cerro...

    26. The Exchange

      December 9, 2015

      London's new airport runway: the case for Gatwick

      A subcommittee of the UK cabinet is expected to meet this week to decide whether to endorse the Davies Commission’s...

    27. December 3, 2015

      Alison Winfield-Chislett, founder, The Goodlife Centre

      As I navigate along Southwark’s industrial backstreets, the sound of hammering guides me to my destination. I peer...

    28. November 24, 2015

      If acquisitions are worthwhile, they are worth discussing openly

      The protruding nail will be knocked flat. Dermot Desmond, campaigner against Ladbrokes’ £2.2bn merger with Gala Coral,...

    29. November 14, 2015

      Rapid rise in diabetes linked to spread of urbanisation

      What has caused global incidence of diabetes to more than double since 2000? The obvious answer is unhealthy diet,...

    30. November 9, 2015

      Silicon Valley celebrates slower innovators in Breakthrough prize

      ‘Move slowly for breakthroughs’ could be the motto of the scientists who gathered in Silicon Valley on Sunday to...

    31. November 6, 2015

      ‘Olympicopolis’ to boost culture and education in east London

      “We could have just built some more homes,” said Ben Fletcher, strategy director for the Olympic Park, referring to...

    32. October 29, 2015

      On a three centuries paper trail at Coutts

      A misconception about Tracey Earl’s job is that she spends her days flicking through the finances of famous novelists,...

    33. October 26, 2015

      House of Lords more willing to challenge government

      Despite an average age of 70 and a preference for starting work in the afternoon, over the past 16 years members of the...

    34. October 26, 2015

      Most popular Alzheimer’s drug staves off nursing home care

      The most widely prescribed treatment for Alzheimer’s disease delays the point at which patients have to leave home and...

    35. October 16, 2015

      The new leadership

      For many, “leadership” conjures a caricature of Winston Churchill: a clearly identifiable chief, with an assigned...

    36. October 11, 2015

      We need a Syria strategy, not half-baked reasons to drop bombs

      As David Cameron prepares the ground for a return to the House of Commons to seek support for the bombing of Syria,...

    37. September 24, 2015

      The new science of happiness has its roots in an ancient art

      Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen revealed recently that before going to sleep she mentally ticks off the things for...

    38. September 18, 2015

      The Inventory: Joann Fletcher

      Joann Fletcher, 49, is based in the department of archaeology at the University of York. She is the author of eight...

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