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      Teach First: both rival and finishing school for business

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. February 22, 2015

      Ease foreign graduate visa restrictions, business leaders urge

      A future government must make it easier for foreign graduates to stay and work in Britain after their studies or the country...

    5. February 22, 2015

      Ministers set aside £2bn to write off student loans this year

      Ministers have set aside £2bn to cover potential write-downs in the value of existing student loans in this financial year...

    6. February 20, 2015

      Lord Mandelson warns Labour on university fees

      Lord Mandelson has warned the Labour party not to undermine UK university funding by promising an unfunded cut in tuition...

    7. February 18, 2015

      How Hollywood films inspire careers

      It was Ghostbusters and Back to the Future that helped awaken Adam Rutherford’s interest in scientific research, nudging him...

    8. February 18, 2015

      In a Blink: millennials at work

      The usual quote from Socrates, circa 390BC, comes to mind whenever the attitudes of young people come up for discussion:...

    9. February 16, 2015

      Compound sharing boosts drugs success

      In every science-based industry, the 20th-century model of research and development carried out in closed corporate labs is...

    10. February 15, 2015

      Professors stake out territory for bitcoin

      The last thing Campbell Harvey wants is to find himself playing the role of Lawrence Summers in The Social Network, who had...

    11. February 12, 2015

      Burnley gains traction after loss of tyremaker

      The roof is going back on the former Michelin plant in Burnley 13 years after the town’s biggest employer shut down. The...

    12. February 12, 2015

      If Britain goes: The effect on consumers

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

    13. February 10, 2015

      Angelina Jolie opens LSE centre studying war violence against women

      Europe’s first academic centre studying violence against women in war zones has been opened in London by the actor and UN...

    14. February 6, 2015

      US measles outbreak: Spots of resistance

      At six years old, Rhett Krawitt has already survived leukaemia and three years of chemotherapy. But the cheerful blond...

    15. February 5, 2015

      Ukip election candidates less likely to be university graduates

      The UK Independence party’s general election candidates are less likely to have attended university or had a professional...

    16. February 2, 2015

      Fees row masks bigger problems about UK university funding

      A row over how much Britain should charge university students for tuition has masked a bigger problem: whether a recent...

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      February 2, 2015

      Labour's tuition fees dilemma

      The Labour party is trying to work out its policy on tuition fees for English undergraduates at English universities*. On...

    18. February 2, 2015

      University chiefs attack Labour fees plan

      Plans being considered by the Labour party to cut English university tuition fees would create a £10bn hole in education...

    19. February 1, 2015

      Western schools lead the way to China

      The past six months have passed in a whirl for David Medina. Until January he was studying hard at Duke University in North...

    20. January 30, 2015

      Record numbers seek UK university places

      Record numbers of 18-year-olds have applied to British universities and youngsters from the poorest areas are more likely to...

    21. January 28, 2015

      The digi-teens: the next generation switches on

      Employers seem to have been complaining for ever that the latest batches of university and school leavers are not equipped...

    22. January 27, 2015

      Labour plans pile on pressure for cash-strapped universities

      Indications that Labour is planning to cut tuition fees have heightened budget concerns among university vice-chancellors,...

    23. January 27, 2015

      UK universities alarmed by Labour plan to cut tuition fees

      Leading UK universities have warned Labour about the financial risks of cutting tuition fees a third to £6,000 a year. The...

    24. MBA blog

      January 26, 2015

      Live Q&A: MBA 2015

      This is the transcript of the Live Q&A session ending at 15:32 on 28 Jan 2015. Planning to study for an MBA? Ask our panel...

    25. January 25, 2015

      FT MBA Challenge: use your new skills to help immunise children

      Immunisation has protected millions of children in developing countries, but in recent years the International Rescue...

    26. January 23, 2015

      Chinese University of Hong Kong turns to the west

      It was almost 28 years after Kalok Chan left the Chinese University of Hong Kong as a fresh-faced graduate that he returned...

    27. January 18, 2015

      The MBA alternative report from the class of 2011

      Studying for an MBA is all about getting a better job, but there is nothing wrong with having a good time along the way. In...

    28. January 14, 2015

      Courses on ethics needed in China

      After several months of speculation, it was announced publicly that Zhou Yongkang, China’s former chief of security and...

    29. January 12, 2015

      Employers bullish on graduate jobs

      Britain’s top employers have drawn up their most bullish graduate recruitment plans in a decade in a sign of their growing...

    30. January 11, 2015

      China’s ‘Mr Mooc’ targets the masses

      When Ji Xiaohua founded the website Guokr.com he was on a crusade. Tired of reading the usual mix of superstition, rumour...

    31. January 6, 2015

      George Osborne quashes Theresa May student visa plan

      Theresa May’s plan to send home international students after they graduate has been quashed by chancellor George Osborne,...

    32. January 1, 2015

      Annual FT economists’ survey: Political risk is back on the worry list

      Political risk is back on the worry list for economists, with opinion polls increasingly suggesting neither of the two main...

    33. December 28, 2014

      About our contributors

      Alan Greenspan was chairman of the board of governors of the US Federal Reserve System from 1987 to 2006. He is president of...

    34. December 22, 2014

      Industry attacks proposal to make non-EU graduates leave UK

      Industry has attacked a proposal by Theresa May, home secretary, that students from outside the EU should leave the country...

    35. December 21, 2014

      Plan to expel non-EU graduates from UK attacked

      Leading universities have criticised plans being promoted by the UK home secretary that would force students from outside...

    36. December 21, 2014

      Force foreign graduates to leave UK, May proposes

      Students from outside the EU will be forced to leave the UK after their course finishes under plans being promoted by...

    37. December 18, 2014

      London and Oxbridge top the UK’s business school research list

      The business schools at the universities of Cambridge and Oxford, along with three top London institutions, are the five big...

    38. December 18, 2014

      London universities set to gain ground in research funding

      London universities can expect to secure a bigger slice of higher education funding next year, according to rankings that...

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