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Government announces new rules for private colleges

The government has announced a series of new restrictions on private colleges, including “rapid response” investigations of fraud allegations.

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Student admissions bounce back after 2012 slump Subscription

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Ucas figures show domestic intake increased by 14,000 students in 2014

Labour may call for Dearing-style major review Subscription

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Party’s policy announcement awaited as prospect of call for £6,000 fees continues to vex sector

St Patrick’s College students top private loans bill Subscription

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Students at college are accessing nearly £96m of SLC funding

Warwick’s costs pass £100K as it foots Thomas Docherty’s legal bill Subscription

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Picking up professor’s tab for defending himself in tribunal adds £66,000 to university’s expenses arising out of suspension

Rowan Williams criticises ‘inhuman and divisive’ jargon of higher education policy Subscription

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Jargon demanded by REF ‘risks isolating universities from rest of society’

REF’s diversity-boosters find fewer takers in the physical sciences Subscription

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Report finds new measures did make exercise more inclusive but panels differed in numbers of scholars submitted with reduced outputs

Do universities really need to change their names? Subscription

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As King’s College London drops a controversial name change, Harriet Line details the dos and don’ts of institutional rebranding

Philanthropy will flourish despite £9,000 fees, say sector heads Subscription

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Alumni expected to become lifelong investors in higher education, UUK and CASE Europe conference hears

Disaster City: where a catastrophe is a good day’s work Subscription

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Emergency services from around the world come to train at the small village with a unique connection to Texas A&M

TED winner shows what children can learn with their heads in the cloud Subscription

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Newcastle scholar Sugata Mitra’s $1 million prize helps fund self-organised learning environments worldwide

Twitter’s not literature, but it can be a novel teaching tool Subscription

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Social media can help the literary world come alive for students, says academic Rosie Miles. Plus the latest higher education appointments

Cambridge academics find history in their own home Subscription

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Apartment block may have had large role in the early Cambridge University Press

Space race makes University of the West of England’s campus fit to face the future Subscription

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An estate master plan will help the institution equip students for the 21st century, v-c Steve West says

World in brief - 29 January 2015 Subscription

A Polish university has reinstated doctorates of Jewish academics that were annulled at the behest of the Nazi regime nearly 80 years ago

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Is ‘academic citizenship’ under strain?

A wide range of essential under-the-radar tasks sustain academic culture, but who will perform them in an increasingly careerist academy?

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THE podcast: 29 January - 4 February 2015 issue review

A bounce in student admissions, the best way to re-brand a university, and academic citizenship are all up for discussion in this week’s issue review

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The 100 most international universities in the world 2015

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Our latest list of the top 100 international universities using data from the Times Higher Education World University Rankings

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REF 2014 rerun: who are the 'game players'? Subscription

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How do rankings shift when institutions are compared on research intensity rather than on standard GPA alone?

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As we are constantly reminded, the general election draws ever nearer. This week, we are pleased to bring you the essential components of the Labour Party’s policy

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Helen Bynum admires a physician’s quest to distinguish alternative medicine from quackery

Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority and Liberal Education in the Digital Age, by Thomas Leitch Subscription

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Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics, by Marie Gottschalk Subscription

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