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    1. May 21, 2015

      University College London eyes global closures over cost concerns

      University College London is considering closing down its international campuses as it dismantles its bricks and mortar...

    2. May 21, 2015

      Dr Ewan Birney: The denim-clad scientist making sense of genes

      Checking emails on my way to see Ewan Birney, I see the announcement that he has just been elected a Fellow of the Academy...

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    1. May 21, 2015

      UK ministers grapple with problem of unpaid student loans

      Spending on apprenticeships, science and research will face significant cuts unless ministers find new ways of recouping...

    2. May 18, 2015

      Overseas students contribute £2.3bn a year to UK, says study

      International students make a net contribution of £2.3bn a year to the UK economy in London alone and support 70,000 jobs in...

    3. May 15, 2015

      Thomas Piketty in part-time role at LSE inequality institute

      The best-selling economist Thomas Piketty has been appointed to a part-time position at the London School of Economics to...

    4. May 15, 2015

      King’s College ordered to pause Strand demolition

      An abandoned tube station, the last Thames-side palace, the remains of a Roman Bath (“Down steps, turn right” reads the...

    5. May 14, 2015

      University of Oxford receives backing for £300m science venture

      The University of Oxford has lined up a roster of high-profile investors to back a £300m joint venture that will develop...

    6. May 8, 2015

      Brandeaux investors begin receiving payouts

      Investors in the Brandeaux Student Accommodation fund have begun receiving payouts after it sold its portfolio, bringing to...

    7. May 7, 2015

      Young, bright, paying to work overseas

      Krishan Neelendra (below) felt a 2.1 in law from the University of Oxford was not sufficient to win a training contract at a...

    8. The World

      May 7, 2015

      The UK election, students and the Occupy movement

      The last members of “Occupy Wall Street” were pushed out of Zuccotti Park in New York in November, 2011. But the original...

    9. May 6, 2015

      Will classics or computer science close the skills gap?

      Since Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt warned Britain in 2011 that it was “just throwing away its great computing...

    10. Off Message

      May 1, 2015

      The SNP has let down Scotland's poorest students

      At the 2007 Holyrood elections, the Scottish National party campaigned to “dump the debt” accrued by students at Scottish...

    11. April 30, 2015

      Oxford college taps debt market with bond sale

      The ultra-low yields gripping global capital markets made their mark on an ancient seat of learning this week, as an Oxford...

    12. April 26, 2015

      Prince Charles shuns fossil fuel investments

      A campaign to blacklist fossil fuel investments has gone global over the past 12 months; now it can also claim to be regal....

    13. April 25, 2015

      Social entrepreneurship institute to open in London

      A centre for the study of philanthropy and social entrepreneurship is to open at the London School of Economics with a £30m...

    14. April 20, 2015

      Labour and Conservatives neck and neck among student voters

      The two main UK political parties are neck and neck among university students, according to a new poll that puts both Labour...

    15. April 17, 2015

      Overseas student surge drives expansion at London universities

      Across London, from the Olympic Park in the east to White City in the west, universities are breaking new ground. A surge of...

    16. April 17, 2015

      Labour promises clamp on unpaid internships

      Ed Miliband will promise on Friday that a Labour government would ban companies from offering unpaid internships of longer...

    17. April 14, 2015

      Pragmatism works best in the reform of economics

      Last week to Paris, for the annual conference of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, a think-tank focused on...

    18. FT Alphaville

      April 13, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here Who saw that coming? Hillary Clinton on Sunday fired the starting gun on her...

    19. April 10, 2015

      Students weigh the value of new economics course

      The members of the audience reach for their clickers, as they ponder the right answer to the multiple-choice question posed...

    20. April 3, 2015

      Scottish education bill embraces activist approach

      Slideshow: Universities in Scotland When Petra Wend moved from Oxford Brookes to Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret University in...

    21. March 24, 2015

      Exeter: a draw for entrepreneurs looking for work-life balance

      Population 121,800 (12,000 students) Average broadband speed 9.9Mb per second Large local employers: Met Office, Flybe The...

    22. March 23, 2015

      May waters down extremism plan after Tory and Lib Dem opposition

      Theresa May has had to water down government proposals to combat extremism after at least seven of her Conservative Cabinet...

    23. March 22, 2015

      Dyson helps launch design engineering school at Imperial College

      Sir James Dyson is helping to tackle the huge shortfall of engineers in Britain by donating £12m to set up a design...

    24. March 18, 2015

      Midlands promised energy research centre

      The chancellor on Wednesday promised an energy research centre for the Midlands and more rail and road links for the...

    25. March 18, 2015

      Welsh more Stone Age than other Britons, DNA study finds

      The genetic make-up of Britain closely reflects its ethnic composition of more than 1,000 years ago, according to a DNA...

    26. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: UK seeks to gain competitive edge in research

      Measures aimed at sharpening Britain’s competitive edge in research were announced by George Osborne in the Budget on...

    27. 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 the...

    28. March 11, 2015

      Apprenticeships: misconceptions abound

      Apprenticeships are often viewed as opportunities for the young to start a career and sometimes as an excuse for companies...

    29. March 9, 2015

      Beetroot for better exercise and lower hypertension

      If you peruse any magazine devoted to sports such as running, cycling or weightlifting, it soon becomes clear that the...

    30. March 8, 2015

      Online learning: studying for an MBA in another continent

      Not many business degree classes will pass before students arrive at the subject of globalisation. While universities have...

    31. March 8, 2015

      Do online business education students miss out on networking?

      The FT’s MBA bloggers regularly write about the valuable contacts they make on campus. Emily Ambrose, an MBA student from...

    32. March 6, 2015

      New Young Puritans: students get serious

      At well past midnight, Reading university is fully awake. The midweek club night, known as Flirt, emits a dull thud of bass,...

    33. March 4, 2015

      Apprentices: a new name for shelf stackers?

      Erin Henderson left her Uxbridge school in 2013 to become one of 200 apprentices at Network Rail. It will cost the...

    34. March 3, 2015

      Private university planned for Hereford

      The medieval centre of Hereford will see the first brand new UK university to be set up in more than three decades under...

    35. March 2, 2015

      Teach First: both rival and finishing school for business

      When Tom Ravenscroft left Oxford university with a degree in econ­om­ics and management in 2007, he wanted to be a...

    36. March 1, 2015

      Dispute erupts over Tory plan to ban university extremist preachers

      A senior Conservative has accused Vince Cable of trying to water down proposals to ban extremist speakers from university...

    37. February 27, 2015

      Ed Miliband’s misplaced move on tuition fees

      Ed Miliband is seldom accused of being impulsive. Those favourable to Labour’s leader see his long pauses as proof that...

    38. February 27, 2015

      Labour to raid pension tax relief to pay for student fees cut

      Ed Miliband has set out his plan to cut university tuition fees by a third to £6,000 by reducing tax relief on pensions, but...

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