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    1. FT Alphaville

      February 3, 2016

      Pens down, class, and debts off the books, please

      Readers interested in higher education funding and off-balance sheet sovereign debt might want to take a look at this...

    2. February 2, 2016

      Cambridge announces written entrance test amid elitism row

      Cambridge university will introduce a written entrance test as part of its admissions process. The university-wide...

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    1. February 2, 2016

      Political groupthink is bad for our universities

      The American social psychologist Jonathan Haidt recently reported a study by Bill von Hippel and David Buss of the...

    2. February 1, 2016

      Cardiff University secures cash at record low rates

      Cardiff University has sold the lowest yielding higher education bond in British history, as the allure of rock bottom...

    3. January 31, 2016

      Top universities reject Cameron’s criticism over racial diversity

      The UK’s top universities have rejected criticism they are not doing enough to promote racial diversity after David...

    4. January 29, 2016

      Manchester needs cameramen and Twitter experts, says LinkedIn

      Greater Manchester has found a new way to map the skills needed by the region’s companies after scouring through...

    5. January 29, 2016

      Rhodes must stay if we value free speech in our universities

      Oriel College has done the right thing not to remove the statue of Cecil Rhodes from its buildings at Oxford...

    6. January 28, 2016

      English adults struggle with basic maths

      England still needs urgent work to improve its basic education. According to a report by the OECD group of rich...

    7. January 28, 2016

      ‘Big Four’ look beyond academics

      Professional services firms are among the biggest recruiters of graduates in the UK. Now, the way in which they decide...

    8. January 25, 2016

      Global pharma groups reveal tie-up with universities

      Three of the world’s biggest pharmaceuticals groups have teamed up with a trio of Britain’s top universities to create...

    9. January 24, 2016

      Insead’s 1-year MBA tops FT rankings

      Insead, the business school with campuses in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi, has topped the Financial Times’ Global...

    10. January 21, 2016

      Oxford university’s last single-sex hall to open doors to women

      It has taken nearly 140 years, but from this October, women will finally have access to every corner of Oxford...

    11. MBA blog

      January 19, 2016

      Live Q&A: FT Global MBA 2016

      This Live Q&A session ended at 15:06 on 27 Jan 2016.Are you planning to study for an MBA? Would you like to find out...

    12. January 19, 2016

      Wellcome Trust beds in with Goldman on student housing

      Goldman Sachs has joined forces with the Wellcome Trust, a British charitable foundation, in a £2bn student...

    13. January 18, 2016

      UCL raises £50m to spin new companies out of research

      University College London has raised £50m of investment for the first time to develop its academic research into...

    14. January 17, 2016

      Students turn to Asia for public policy expertise

      With neat green lawns and clean white arches, the colonial-era architecture of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy...

    15. January 16, 2016

      Oxford’s new vice-chancellor looks beyond Rhodes row

      Just days into what is possibly the biggest job in British academia, Oxford university’s vice-chancellor finds herself...

    16. January 15, 2016

      New Oxford vice-chancellor calls Bullingdon Club ‘unacceptable’

      Oxford’s first female vice-chancellor has moved quickly to assert her view on the ancient university’s more...

    17. January 15, 2016

      Lunch with the FT: Roland Fryer

      We are five minutes into our lunch when Roland Fryer asks if he may use my notepad and pen to draw a chart. The...

    18. January 14, 2016

      Sunset for solar investments widens EIS spectrum

      Universities are moving to mop up venture capital redirected from green energy schemes after a government clampdown on...

    19. January 7, 2016

      West Sussex announces plans for science hub

      West Sussex county council has announced plans to build a “centre of excellence” for European health and life sciences,...

    20. January 4, 2016

      LSE looks to boost endowment fund to £1bn

      The London School of Economics aims to increase the size of its endowment fund to £1bn, which would make it one of the...

    21. January 4, 2016

      British entrepreneurs seek to use technology as force for good

      A clutch of UK start-up companies are harnessing advances in technology to address a broad range of social problems....

    22. January 3, 2016

      MBA student aims to streamline social services

      For MBA students, it is all about the network, or so the maxim goes. The fortunes of Bradford Turner would seem to...

    23. January 3, 2016

      What is the matter with management research in the UK?

      The Advanced Institute of Management Research (Aim) was launched in 2002 to raise the standard of management research...

    24. January 3, 2016

      Economists’ forecasts: Policies will not stop house price rises

      Government initiatives to support home ownership and build new houses will fail to have any real impact in 2016, with...

    25. December 22, 2015

      The danger of taking Rhodes out of Oxford

      There are many reasons why a university education might be deemed valuable to students in Britain and the US. One of...

    26. December 22, 2015

      Absurd roots of modern regulatory practice

      In 1908 the Cambridge classical scholar, FM Cornford, published Microcosmographia Academica, a satirical guide to...

    27. December 21, 2015

      Student intolerance of ‘incorrect’ thinking imperils free speech

      Six centuries before the invention of Twitter, Oxford university defended religious dissenters against papal...

    28. December 21, 2015

      A hedge fund fortune goes long on smart giving

      Sir Tom Hughes-Hallett is working hard, considering that he is a volunteer. The recently appointed chairman of a new...

    29. December 10, 2015

      Misery and stress not linked to early death in women, study finds

      Curmudgeons and those stressed at work can breathe more easily after a 10-year study of women’s health in the UK found...

    30. December 8, 2015

      Mind the graduates

      I often don’t know what to say to teenagers. By this, I primarily mean one teenager: the 17-year-old I mentor through a...

    31. December 6, 2015

      European business schools developing new strengths over US rivals

      When Hülya Akgedik began her Master in European Business degree at the Paris campus of ESCP Europe, she could hardly...

    32. December 6, 2015

      Ranking analysis 2015: Britain raises its game

      British business schools shine in the 2015 Financial Times ranking of European institutions. Not only has London...

    33. December 6, 2015

      UK solicitors’ watchdog to consult on training shake-up

      A major shake-up in the way solicitors train and qualify will go out to consultation on Monday, which could improve...

    34. December 1, 2015

      May aide reignites dispute with Osborne over immigration

      Tensions between George Osborne and Theresa May over immigration have reignited after one of the home secretary’s...

    35. November 30, 2015

      Law schools race to meet students’ demands

      Justice might be blind, but for those teaching the law it has never been more important to keep a watchful eye on...

    36. November 30, 2015

      Law firms recruit beyond old hunting grounds

      Top British law firms are constantly reviewing and honing the way they recruit the next generation of talent. Recent...

    37. November 30, 2015

      Law students think twice as competition rises

      Law has always been regarded as an attractive and lucrative career, but competition for jobs has intensified in recent...

    38. November 30, 2015

      Law students’ work helps overturn Dwaine George conviction

      For any seasoned criminal lawyer, the overturning and quashing of a client’s murder conviction by the UK’s Court of...

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