02 janvier 2018

Beware the dangerous orthodoxy of neoclassical economics

The Guardian homeThe ideas and methods of that school of thought, and those currents of research which accept its intellectual hegemony within the economics discipline (behavioural economics, game theory, etc) should undoubtedly be part of any curriculum taught to economics students today. More...

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Academics Anonymous: the best secret blogs of 2017

The Guardian homeAs the weekly column which puts university life under a microscope turns four, we cast an eye back at this year’s best blogs. More...

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Fining universities for no-platforming denies the idea of academic freedom

The Guardian homeThe government says it wants to ensure free speech on campus – yet under the Prevent strategy it has its own list of banned speakers. More...

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Gentlewoman magazine reports on scholarships for women – archive, 1907

The Guardian home27 December 1907 The scheme, a post-graduate study of two years at Oxford, Cambridge, or London Universities hopes for the same success that the Cecil Rhodes scheme for men enjoys.
An international and inter-colonial scholarship scheme for women, on lines similar to that which the late Cecil Rhodes in his will laid down for the benefit of young men, was drawn up some time ago by an American woman; and already (according to the “Gentlewoman”) it has every prospect of permanent success. More...

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Student leaders criticise Jo Johnson after threat over no-platforming policies

The Guardian homeHigher education minister accused of exaggeration after threatening to fine universities that failed to defend free speech. More...

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Do UK universities cost more and deliver less?

The Guardian homeThrough existing comparative studies, the British public can get a better sense of how (economically and socially) regressive the English student support system is and of the different policy solutions available to reform it (for example, abolition of fees, universal student support, state-owned student housing). More...

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Jo Johnson to tell universities to stop 'no-platforming' speakers

The Guardian homeHigher education minister says institutions that fail to protect freedom of speech could be fined. More...

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Online test aims to predict best antidepressants for individual patients

The Guardian homeResearchers hope to improve current trial and error approach by devising algorithm based on a person’s cognitive characteristics. More...

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Bristol University urged to rethink plans to scrap live-in pastoral care

The Guardian homeProposed changes to welfare services under scrutiny after six Bristol students killed themselves in little over a year. More...

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Oxford University accused of backing apologists of British colonialism

The Guardian homeLetter signed by more than 170 international academics opposes Ethics and Empire project investigating rights and wrongs of imperialism. More...

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