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    1. 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,...

    2. April 28, 2016

      Boom time for UK universities as fee income encourages expansion

      High street names may be falling by the wayside and manufacturing reeling under regular hammer blows, but those seeking...

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    1. Destination: North of England

      From calls for road and rail improvements to cruise liner stop-overs, and from the lu...
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    1. April 28, 2016

      UK graduates leave university with more debt than US peers

      Students in England graduate with higher debts, on average, than their peers in any other English-speaking country,...

    2. April 28, 2016

      UCL to borrow record £280m to expand

      University College London will sign the biggest loan in British university history on Thursday, borrowing £280m to fund...

    3. April 26, 2016

      Young UK graduates struggle to find skilled work

      Young graduates are struggling to find work that matches their skills with figures showing more than one-in-three in...

    4. 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...

    5. April 24, 2016

      Graduates pitch start-up ideas to win a UK entrepreneur visa

      An ability to present clearly and confidently to a panel of senior professors is a requirement of the MSc qualification...

    6. April 24, 2016

      Lord Peston, economist and Labour peer, 1931-2016

      Lord Peston of Mile End, an economist and Labour peer whose influence was felt in areas ranging from education and...

    7. April 22, 2016

      Students in Cambridge and York threaten to split from NUS

      Students at Cambridge and York universities will vote on whether to split from the National Union of Students following...

    8. April 22, 2016

      Brighton rocks to Euro beat as Bognor dances to Brexit tune

      The seaside towns of Brighton and Bognor Regis lie just 30 miles apart and both face out across the English Channel....

    9. April 21, 2016

      Education experts warn on apprenticeships

      The government’s drive to boost apprenticeships through a tax on business payrolls may damage employer-sponsored...

    10. April 19, 2016

      Shine a light on the disparity of graduate pay by university

      Imagine that you are facing the biggest investment decision of your life. You are familiar with the small print on...

    11. April 15, 2016

      There is more to university than money

      Each year I tell graduating students that if they leave university with only a degree and greater “earning power”, I...

    12. April 15, 2016

      Universities fear loss of billions to north from overseas students

      The University of Sheffield can thank foreign students for its new £81m Diamond building for teaching engineering, with...

    13. April 13, 2016

      UK study shines light on value of university degree

      Graduate earnings for men at more than one in 10 universities and colleges were lower than for non-graduates, according...

    14. April 8, 2016

      Read it and weep

      Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a medieval romance composed by an unknown poet, a mishmash of religious allegory and...

    15. April 3, 2016

      Savvy millennials reveal GMAT strategies

      Business school students by their nature are overachievers. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the average scores for...

    16. April 3, 2016

      School of hard knocks no barrier for billionaires

      The world’s top self-made billionaires do not just have more money than everyone else; they often have less top-level...

    17. FT Alphaville

      March 29, 2016

      Dodgy Chinese cinema data, now with more Mike Tyson

      Ip Man 3 looks pretty good, right? Well, maybe not. Each to their own, after all. A sentence which goes double for...

    18. March 25, 2016

      Corbyn backs teachers in fight against academy schools

      Jeremy Corbyn on Friday promised to work with teachers to oppose government plans for all schools to become academies,...

    19. March 23, 2016

      Class half-empty for Philippine universities

      In the Philippines, where university diplomas are proudly displayed in living rooms, higher education institutions are...

    20. March 16, 2016

      Liverpool gives its verdict on Budget 2016

      The Financial Times went to Liverpool to talk to businesses and workers about what they wanted from the 2016 Budget....

    21. March 16, 2016

      Student loans extended to postgraduates in Budget

      Postgraduate students are to be given greater access to student loans to help improving access to education. Loans of...

    22. March 16, 2016

      Student unearths nuggets from UK political history for Whitehall

      As the UK’s once-vaunted civil service shrinks to levels last seen on the eve of the second world war, one man is...

    23. March 15, 2016

      Asa Briggs, historian, 1921-2016

      Asa Briggs, the historian who has died aged 94, had a long and distinguished academic career and much else besides....

    24. March 15, 2016

      Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford — ‘Sculptural exuberance’

      Oxford has become the place to see a particular type of modern architecture. The mix of honey-coloured historic fabric...

    25. March 15, 2016

      Russia slides from technological superpower to also-ran

      Earlier this year, the FT wrote that, as far as emerging market equity investors are concerned, the Brics are dead, and...

    26. March 11, 2016

      Hard-up students spend less on partying

      Students are swapping boozy nights out for coffees on campus as rising tuition fees and high living costs change the...

    27. March 11, 2016

      Paul Myners quits as chairman of London School of Economics

      Paul Myners is to step down from his role at the The London School of Economics after little more than a year, after...

    28. March 10, 2016

      Spode reopening leads hope for revival of UK ceramics industry

      Weeds grow out of the elegant Georgian windows of Josiah Spode’s former home in Stoke-on-Trent and the frontage is...

    29. March 10, 2016

      Visa curbs hit UK’s lucrative market for business students

      The lucrative market for UK business schools has suffered a big fall in foreign students since government changes to...

    30. March 9, 2016

      Cameron sets university challenge for private sector in echo of Thatcherism

      David Cameron wants to break open the closed shop in higher education by making it easier for new providers to become...

    31. March 9, 2016

      Path to private UK universities fraught with difficulties

      Last month was the 40th anniversary of the moment when Margaret Thatcher, the then education minister, formally opened...

    32. March 7, 2016

      Academia develops technology to boost entrepreneurial talents

      Women in the US state of Indiana are receiving help to succeed in technology and entrepreneurship with the assistance...

    33. MBA blog

      March 7, 2016

      Edinburgh, its castle and the culture

      When doing an MBA, many of us are willing to move cities or even countries to pursue our studies. So why is Edinburgh...

    34. March 6, 2016

      Is adding Moocs to your CV finally about to pay off?

      The marketing spiel exudes confidence: “Get the job you want in 2016!” But the connection between massive open online...

    35. March 6, 2016

      Educators embrace forces of change in online learning

      Business schools were braced for disaster less than five years ago, with the arrival of massive open online courses, or...

    36. March 2, 2016

      Want to know what Brexit would mean? Ask Boris

      Anyone who wants to know whether we should leave the EU should speak to Boris. I mean, of course, the vice-chancellor...

    37. February 28, 2016

      Scientists fear loss of funding if Britain leaves EU

      Scientists in business and academia are near unanimous that Britain should stay in Europe, fearing the loss of vital...

    38. February 23, 2016

      What will be Brexit’s impact on consumers?

      If Britain leaves the EU, the effects would be particularly felt by some parts of the UK population. Britons living...

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