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    Sell the student loan book – and let the academy buy

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  1. July 22, 2014

    Funding for more student places thrown into doubt

    George Osborne’s decision to abolish student number controls so that 60,000 more school leavers can attend university each...

  2. July 13, 2014

    Students caught up in power games at Greece’s unruly universities

    Alexandros, a final-year student, was dejectedly sipping an iced cappuccino at a café close to the downtown campus of Athens...

  3. July 8, 2014

    Labour will introduce ‘technical degrees’, Miliband to say

    A Labour government would introduce “technical degrees”, backed by employers and universities, for youngsters who do not...

  4. July 1, 2014

    Hong Kong developer markets microflats to Manchester students

    Pioneered in San Francisco, Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York, the “microflat” is a concept usually associated with cities...

  5. July 1, 2014

    Top UK universities oppose global comparison tests, says OECD

    Oxbridge and other elite UK universities are opposing attempts by the OECD to introduce Pisa-style tests to compare students...

  6. June 29, 2014

    UK students still back Nick Clegg despite tuition fee protest

    Nick Clegg still draws relatively more support from students than the rest of the population despite the anger on campuses...

  7. June 24, 2014

    Language test abuses by overseas students spur criminal inquiry

    Nearly 50,000 overseas students in the UK have obtained English language certificates fraudulently in order to extend their...

  8. June 3, 2014

    Should business people go to university?

    Afriend and her 17-year-old daughter asked me for advice recently. The daughter wants to run a business, and isn’t sure if...

  9. May 28, 2014

    Government launches programme to curb student binge drinking

    A pub crawl may be seen as a rite of passage by most students, but the Home Office is urging universities to take action...

  10. May 23, 2014

    Glasgow’s Mackintosh building on fire

    A blaze at one of Scotland’s finest buildings, the Glasgow School of Art, appears to have severely damaged much of the...

  11. May 23, 2014

    Scottish life science academics fear Yes vote threat to funding

    More than a dozen of Scotland’s leading life science academics have warned that the nation risks “sleepwalking” into the...

  12. May 20, 2014

    Future fades for academics’ final salary pensions

    Academics and senior university administrators risk losing access to a final salary-based pension as a result of a widening...

  13. May 20, 2014

    Universities scoop millions for inventions

    When it comes to commercialising university research and technology – and giving shareholders the chance to benefit from it...

  14. May 19, 2014

    Russell Group universities invest £9bn to attract best students

    The UK’s leading universities are due to spend more than £9bn on new research facilities, accommodation and IT...

  15. April 23, 2014

    Trebling university tuition fees cuts taxpayer costs just 5%

    The trebling of UK university tuition fees has resulted in a “highly uncertain” future for higher education funding and...

  16. April 21, 2014

    Queen’s Awards: Networkers raise confidence of women in business

    A women’s networking event at Middlesbrough Football Club in 2000 set Ann Stonehouse on a route which has led to her winning...

  17. April 21, 2014

    Queen’s Awards: UK shows its strengths in trade and innovation

    Exports may so far have been one of the disappointing elements in the UK’s economic recovery, but this year’s winners of the...

  18. April 21, 2014

    Queen’s Awards success stems from university links

    Britain’s universities continue to be a source of talent that drives innovation and overseas sales. Two double winners in...

  19. April 11, 2014

    Ministers accused of giving foreign students ‘cold shoulder’

    Peers have accused government ministers of giving the “cold shoulder” to international students, as they revealed a 10 per...

  20. April 10, 2014

    UK graduates face decades of debt, study shows

    Almost three-quarters of students will still be paying back university loans in their early 50s, according to new research...

  21. April 10, 2014

    Labour wants students excluded from UK visa cap

    Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary, will set out her “progressive” vision for immigration to the UK on Thursday,...

  22. April 9, 2014

    Michael Gove launches tougher A-level/GCSE framework

    A-level economics students are to be tested on financial regulation and the role of central banks while those studying...

  23. April 8, 2014

    Visa rules in the spotlight as overseas student numbers fall

    Ministers’ efforts to increase education exports comes at a time of intense scrutiny over the appeal of British universities...

  24. April 8, 2014

    Students’ hopes dashed over ‘crash’ course in economics teaching

    The international financial crisis has sparked calls for a radical rethink of economics teaching, with critics calling for...

  25. April 7, 2014

    Closing the doors to foreign students

    Universities are a great asset for the British economy. A report last week by Universities UK estimated that their direct...

  26. April 4, 2014

    A lesson in fiddling the student numbers

    “Overseas student numbers in England fall for the first time in 30 years.” Financial Times, April 2 Good. I’m sick of all...

  27. April 3, 2014

    Minister proposes university campuses to revive towns

    A minister has urged the creation of university campuses in economic “cold spots” in a bid to revive towns needing...

  28. April 3, 2014

    Universities must opt for radical not incremental innovation

    Some of the business world’s most respected voices have tried to draw attention to the new and growing demands of an era...

  29. Off Message

    April 3, 2014

    England's trouble with international students

    Statistics released on Wednesday by the Higher Education Funding Council for England show that the number of overseas...

  30. April 3, 2014

    Universities’ contribution to economy rises 25% in five years

    UK universities contribute £73bn to the country’s economy, an increase of nearly a quarter during the past five years,...

  31. March 30, 2014

    Labour party plans pledge to cut university tuition fees

    Labour is gearing up for a manifesto pledge to cut university tuition fees by at least £3,000 a year, in a pre-election...

  32. March 28, 2014

    Parents lavish private tutors with bonuses

    Gold bars, cars, jewellery, watches, a tailored wardrobe; not to mention thousands of pounds. These are just a few of the...

  33. March 13, 2014

    Technology research centres face entrepreneurial scrutiny

    The business secretary has asked a serial entrepreneur to examine government-backed technology centres that were launched in...

  34. March 10, 2014

    UK government signals push on ‘5G’ mobile technology

    Downloading a song in seconds and a movie in less than a minute on the move will be made possible in the next stage of...

  35. March 7, 2014

    Oxford courts wealthy backers with EIS fund

    Amid looming reductions in pension allowances and the annual scramble ahead of the end of the tax year, a new range of...

  36. 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...

  37. March 5, 2014

    Church of England should heed Yale’s exposure to alternatives

    If it goes ahead and buys into alternative assets such as hedge funds and private equities, the Church of England will be...

  38. March 3, 2014

    Michael Gove warns of UK education’s damaging ‘apartheid’

    There is a damaging “apartheid’’ at the heart of England’s education system that is dividing academic qualifications from...

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