21 septembre 2014

Removing the cap on student numbers – six questions answered

The Guardian homeBy . A new report shows there are plenty of unanswered questions about lifting the cap – we address the key concerns. Along with tuition fees and the inclusion of international students in net migration targets, the plan to lift the cap on student numbers is one of the most debated topics in UK higher education. Read more...

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Four British institutions ranked in top six of world's universities

The Guardian homeBy . Cambridge University and Imperial College ranked joint second, with Oxford and UCL claiming joint fifth place in QS rankings. Read more...

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Too many science PhDs? Not if unis train them for careers outside academia

The Guardian homeBy . Only 3.5% of UK science PhDs stay in university research. It’s time universities recognised that, and trained them accordingly. Read more...

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Australian National University moves into top 25 global rankings

The Guardian homeBy . Seven Australian universities feature in QS World University Rankings top 100 with University of Melbourne taking second spot. Read more...

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International students: a guide to social success

The Guardian homeBy . Cultural societies provide a safe haven in your first term, but make sure you also mix with other students. Read more...

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UK and Ireland rated best for overseas applicant service

By . Universities in the UK and Ireland are the best in the world on informing international students about degree course information, a new study claims. More...

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Priced out of postgraduate education

By . Students who want to do master’s degrees are stymied by a lack of state finance. Paul Jump investigates how funding can be fixed. More...

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Scottish universities respond to 'No' vote

By . Universities Scotland will “continue to work closely” with the Scottish and UK governments on funding and policy following today’s referendum result. Scotland’s university leaders have faced a difficult political climate during the referendum campaign, which resulted in today’s announcement of a win for the ‘No’ campaign, meaning Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. More...

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EU states urged to progress on Europe-wide research area

By . Country-level reforms are the next stage needed in the development of a Europe-wide research area, according to a new report.
The European Commission report says that “good progress” has been made to date in setting the foundations to create an environment where researchers and scientific knowledge can flow freely between European countries. More...

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How lab managers hire for science

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/images/BlogTheBlackHole.pngBy Jonathan Thon - The Black Hole. Most academic life science investigators struggle in the early years of lab start-ups, not because of their science, but from poor lab management. Much of this mismanagement invariably comes from poorly managed teams. For example, we all know a postdoc, tech or grad student who doesn’t seem to be pulling their weight. We have no idea why the principal investigator keeps them around. They haven’t produced any data for months and they hardly come in. More...

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