27 février 2016

Ucas a ‘barrier’ to better data on access, says UUK president

By Chris Havergal. Admissions service says it is in talks to widen availability of its records. More...

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UK and Australia set to collaborate on student loan repayment

By Chris Havergal. Data sharing agreements also due to be signed with EU countries. More...

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Giulio Regeni murder an ‘attack on academic freedom’

By John Elmes. Italian ambassador to UK ‘expects truth to be established’ in the ‘heinous killing’ of Cambridge PhD student. More...

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Centralising universities ‘ignores evidence of what works best’

By David Matthews. Cutting academic autonomy contradicts studies on what makes businesses effective, policy expert claims. More...

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US ‘national interest’ NSF research bill moves closer

By Ellie Bothwell. The House of Representatives approves legislation that dictates NSF grants can be awarded only to projects in the ‘national interest’. More...

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PhD or professional doctorate – which is better?

By Jack Grove. From the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to special needs education in the UK, more mid-career professionals are taking professional doctorates. More...

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Many top scientists did not have a first, says study

By Jack Grove. Researcher recommends reassessing selection criteria for PhD funding as several great scientists did not gain a first or a 2:1. More...

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Top 25 universities over 400 years old

By Ellie Bothwell. Doubts continue to linger that William Shakespeare didn’t really write all of “his” plays, without the benefit of a university education. So which historical  institutions should the real Bard of Avon have attended?
The Times Higher Education 25 Over 400 ranking lists the best ancient institutions, to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
The UK tops the list, with the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh claiming the first three places. In terms of national representatives, the UK is also joint leader in the table: both it and Germany have six universities each.
Just one university outside Europe makes the list, South Korea’s Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), in 19th place.
Italy is absent from the table despite being home to the oldest institution in the world, the University of Bologna, which was founded in 1088. More...

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Unlimited student recruitment ‘transforms’ English universities

By John Morgan. Acceptances nearly doubled for some universities, halved for others, since number controls eased in 2012. More...

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Universities ‘ideally placed’ to assist refugees, says academic

By Ellie Bothwell. Law professor at Queen Mary University of London organises open days for refugees and asylum seekers. More...

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