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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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,...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. February 27, 2014

    Universities top the list for hackers

    Universities were the sector most attacked by cyber criminals across the world in 2013, as hackers abused their large and...

  20. February 18, 2014

    OFT attacks university sanctions over small student debts

    Universities that prevent students from graduating until they pay debts such as library fines or accommodation fees could be...

  21. February 18, 2014

    Snowden elected rector at University of Glasgow

    Edward Snowden, the US National Security Agency whistleblower, has been elected by students at the University of Glasgow to...

  22. February 14, 2014

    Nearly half student loans at risk, warns UK watchdog

    Almost half the money lent by the government to university students may never be repaid, opening a hole of up to £80bn in...

  23. February 10, 2014

    English universities face £125m funding cut

    Universities face a funding cut of £125m next year, which is likely to hit disadvantaged students but preserve scientific...

  24. February 10, 2014

    Theresa May hits out at UK education sector over visas

    Theresa May, UK home secretary, has called on the education sector to take responsibility for student visa fraud following...

  25. February 4, 2014

    England universities given software funds boost

    Universities and IT businesses are to be given funding to train teachers in software coding under a new £500,000 scheme...

  26. February 2, 2014

    John Hennessy, president of Stanford University

    Last year a professor at Stanford University was looking for new speakers for a lecture series entitled “How I Think About...

  27. January 29, 2014

    UK’s ‘nasty xenophobia’ hurting Scotland’s universities

    Scottish universities are being damaged by the “nasty xenophobia” of UK immigration policy, which is actively deterring...

  28. January 26, 2014

    Cambridge university seeks to emulate US Ivy League fundraising

    Cambridge university is preparing for a big fundraising drive that will seek to emulate the US Ivy League’s successes in...

  29. January 17, 2014

    UK warns Scotland its EU budget contributions could soar

    An independent Scotland would have to pay substantially more into the EU budget, the UK government says, adding that the...

  30. January 14, 2014

    Intelligent Energy taps car cells to keep India connected

    A technology originally developed to power electric cars has been adapted by a UK company to keep Indian mobile phone...

  31. December 29, 2013

    Graphene’s greatness will take time to emerge

    Graphene, which emerged from a physics lab in Manchester less than 10 years ago, deserves its reputation as the first...

  32. December 19, 2013

    UK university student intake hits record high

    The number of students accepted by UK universities hit a record high of just under half a million this year, after a dip in...

  33. December 18, 2013

    UCL sets up big data institute with Reed Elsevier

    University College London will set up a UCL Big Data Institute in collaboration with Reed Elsevier, a research information...

  34. December 13, 2013

    UK plans university enterprise zones

    The coalition plans to create a series of “university enterprise zones” aimed at finding the next Microsoft or Yahoo,...

  35. December 12, 2013

    Queries raised over George Osborne vow to remove cap on students

    George Osborne’s pledge to remove a limit on university places has been cast into doubt amid confusion over the £12bn...

  36. December 10, 2013

    Universities urged to tap expanding global market

    Overseas students could be worth £12bn a year in higher education fees by 2020, according to analysis of Google search data...

  37. December 9, 2013

    How England can keep its first-class universities

    When it comes to higher education, Britain starts from an enviable position. It has three universities in the global top 10,...

  38. December 6, 2013

    Future Fifty names second group of tech companies it will back

    Twenty-five more technology companies – including a wireless communication specialist, a music app maker and a wine seller –...

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