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    1. February 10, 2016

      A bright spot amid dimmed hopes for graphene

      It is possible, though not advisable, to use a kitchen blender to make the most wondrous material known to science. Put...

    2. February 3, 2016

      Silicon Valley titans drawn to Britain’s AI talent pool

      The UK’s strength in artificial intelligence is producing leading start-ups that are increasingly attracting the...

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    1. The Future of the University

      Western economies are vying to attract a growing pool of youngsters looking to study a...
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    1. February 2, 2016

      Cambridge announces written entrance test amid elitism row

      Cambridge university will introduce a written entrance test as part of its admissions process. The university-wide...

    2. January 27, 2016

      Pouring oil on troubled stock markets

      Since the end of the second world war, almost every recession has been preceded by a run-up in oil prices. From the...

    3. January 27, 2016

      Review: Stephen Hawking’s Reith lectures on black holes

      Black holes are, appropriately, a bête noire of modern physics: gravitationally ravenous ghosts of collapsed stars that...

    4. 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...

    5. December 6, 2015

      Ranking analysis 2015: Britain raises its game

      British business schools shine in the 2015 Financial Times ranking of European institutions. Not only has London...

    6. October 30, 2015

      Cambridge chemists make super-battery breakthrough

      A breakthrough in electrochemistry at Cambridge university could lead the way to rechargeable super-batteries that pack...

    7. October 21, 2015

      UK start-ups take slice of £130bn educational technology market

      Digital start-ups aiming to shake up the education sector are now as numerous as the fintech companies whose banking...

    8. September 30, 2015

      UK universities face more competition from European rivals

      UK universities face increased competition from European rivals, which are investing in higher education and offering...

    9. August 28, 2015

      Women in Business - Siobhan Sweeney

      Siobhan Sweeney is an MBA student at Cambridge Judge Business School, where she co-founded a new Women’s Leadership...

    10. August 14, 2015

      Psychiatry: ‘Wizard’ spells help with schizophrenia

      The best-known symptoms of schizophrenia are delusions, hallucinations and confused thinking. But medications usually...

    11. FT Alphaville

      July 20, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - British Land's Cheesegrater 90% full

      Demand for office space in the City has helped its tallest building – the “Cheesegrater” – to a 90 per cent occupancy...

    12. June 24, 2015

      Industry fights back against corrosion

      An engineer on a North Sea oil rig drops his spanner, scratching some pipework. Unseen, corrosion begins to set in:...

    13. FT Alphaville

      June 18, 2015

      Come along and throw the first stone

      From: xxxxxx Sent: Friday, 5 June 2015 16:01 To: Martin Wolf; Gillian Tett Reply To: xxxxxx Subject: Camp Alphaville...

    14. June 18, 2015

      Singaporean teaching methods improve UK maths skills

      A scheme to help English schoolchildren improve their maths by copying Singaporean teaching methods has led to an...

    15. May 14, 2015

      Paid to advise on the ‘right’ nursery

      Cambridge university, then Deutsche Bank. This was the future one father working in the City of London told Sabine Hook...

    16. May 5, 2015

      Volcanic activity detected on distant planet

      Astronomers have for the first time observed changing conditions on a solid planet far beyond our solar system. The...

    17. May 1, 2015

      UK criminals swap traditional methods for digital misdeeds

      More than half of convicted cyber criminals have records for “traditional” offences such as theft and burglary,...

    18. MBA blog

      April 20, 2015

      The term with the most moving parts

      Two thirds through my MBA and things are dovetailing into a final term filled with opportunities and answers. This past...

    19. The World

      April 2, 2015

      Will the robots come and take our jobs?

      The publication of “The Second Machine Age” by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson last year sparked a debate over the...

    20. March 13, 2015

      Cambridge university warns of student intake cut if funding falls

      The University of Cambridge will consider reducing its undergraduate intake if higher education funding is cut after...

    21. February 23, 2015

      European market for online alternative finance surges

      The European market for online alternative finance grew by 144 per cent last year to almost €3bn and could hit €7bn...

    22. February 22, 2015

      Women in Business — Miranda Brawn

      Miranda Brawn is director of legal and transaction management at Daiwa Capital Markets and an MBA graduate of...

    23. February 16, 2015

      UK unveils dementia drug discovery centres

      Britain will launch on Monday what its proponents say will be the world’s most ambitious attempt to discover drugs for...

    24. January 12, 2015

      Facebook understands you better than your spouse

      Ever feel misunderstood by colleagues, friends or even your spouse? Perhaps a computer, with a little help from your...

    25. January 4, 2015

      Around the world in pursuit of an MBA

      Tony Mullen may be one of the world’s most travelled commuters. Each month the Australia-based chief operating officer...

    26. December 7, 2014

      The Academic Week Ahead

      Monday — Dec 8 Exercise your brain Paul Zak, an expert in neuroeconomics, is visiting the University of Oxford Saïd...

    27. November 30, 2014

      London Business School tops 2014 FT European ranking

      London Business School is top of the 2014 FT ranking of European business schools, regaining the position it last held...

    28. November 24, 2014

      Public sector urged to back innovators as funding falls

      Government departments must get better at promoting innovation amid falling spending on research and development,...

    29. MBA blog

      November 23, 2014

      Practising my pitch

        The last few weeks have been a blur, but one relatively common theme has been pitching, either to people, companies...

    30. November 21, 2014

      Ukip given low marks by Cambridge students

      Ukip is failing to attract support from the next generation of aspiring political leaders which has an optimistic and...

    31. October 19, 2014

      Trium tops FT Executive MBA programme rankings 2014

      For the first time in six years, a new challenger has topped the FT’s ranking of executive MBA programmes. The 2014...

    32. October 19, 2014

      Copycats are an unsuccessful breed

      Active fund managers who attempt to copy the investment strategies of better-performing rivals directly have little...

    33. October 7, 2014

      How universities are using bold campus architecture to market themselves

      Universities have always used architecture as marketing. From the massive brick towers and shady arcades of Bologna to...

    34. October 5, 2014

      Women in Business – ShaoLan Hsueh, MBA graduate

      ShaoLan Hsueh is an MBA graduate of National Chenghi University in Taiwan and founder of Chineasy, a social project for...

    35. October 3, 2014

      Ann Dowling, an engineer with a mission

      On the morning after her inauguration as first female president of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Dame Ann Dowling...

    36. September 16, 2014

      Brace of British universities ranked in global top three

      Two of the world’s three top universities are British, according to an annual survey of the world’s leading higher...

    37. September 12, 2014

      Aveva falls after contracts delay warning

      Shares in engineering software specialist Aveva plunged by a quarter on Friday after it warned of delayed contracts and...

    38. September 10, 2014

      Cambridge puts record sums into high-tech ventures

      The University of Cambridge has invested a record amount this year to turn nerdy academics into high-tech...

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