12 septembre 2014

Scotland's academics leaning towards no vote, survey reveals

The Guardian homeTimes Higher Education magazine poll finds 54.8% of university staff will vote no to independence, compared with 41.2% for yes. The no campaign has a sizable 13-point lead over the Scottish independence yes camp among academics, according to a poll of university workers. Read more...

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Companies invest in broader access to college – and in the future workforce

The Guardian homeBy Sarah Shemkus. With available jobs outpacing qualified candidates, some firms including Ernst & Young, Starbucks and even Walmart help steer youth to, and all the way through, higher education. Read more...

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UK has more graduates but without skills and social mobility to match

The Guardian homeBy . Report by OECD notes UK's 'quantum leap' in higher education access but highlights poor literacy and numeracy figures. Read more...

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Koch brothers sought say in academic hiring in return for university donation

The Guardian homeBy . The 16 pages of documents, obtained by the Center for Public Integrity, show that the energy tycoons demanded through their grant-giving arm, the Charles Koch Foundation, a role in faculty appointments and an emphasis on teaching that was in tune with their radical political views. Read more...

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Want an education in life? Then drop out of university

The Guardian homeBy . Academia doesn’t make the grade as a training ground for today’s world. A guest lounges against the reception desk, quizzing me: “How did you get here? Are you paid? Do you have a degree in hospitality?” I have to let her down gently. At 19, without a degree, I am paid well to run a popular hostel. Last year, I made the best decision of my life: I dropped out of university. Read more...

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Graduates in Italy and Spain have low basic skills, says OECD report

The Guardian homeBy and . Report says university graduates in the southern Europea are less skilled than high school leavers in Japan and Holland. University graduates in Italy and Spain have been singled out as having particularly low basic skills by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as it warned that the picture "fit" with high unemployment levels in the southern European countries. Read more...

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Universities minister Greg Clark rules out increasing tuition fees

The Guardian homeBy . Universities minister says he is ‘not persuaded’ by the argument for raising fees to take into account increased costs. Universities minister Greg Clark has ruled out increasing tuition fees and making further cuts to higher education. Read more...

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UUK president calls for ‘stability’ from politicians

By . Universities UK has called for “stability” and “political consensus” from an incoming government on fees and funding. More...

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Canada tops the heap for HE investment

By . The UK’s spending on higher education has fallen once again, with Canada taking over as the world’s biggest spender on universities. More...

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Byrne commits to pledge on overseas students

By . Labour has pledged to remove international students from the net migration target and break with the coalition’s “nonsense” policy. More...

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