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Strikes loom as UCU urges rebuff

Union advocates rejection of pay offer and Prevent strategy implementation

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Strikes loom as UCU urges rebuff Subscription


Union advocates rejection of pay offer and Prevent strategy implementation

Overseas branch campuses become ‘low priority’ in internationalisation strategies Subscription


European universities refocus on student mobility and strategic partnerships, says European Association for International Education

Oxford ‘needs cultural shift’ to support BME students, study says Subscription


Black and minority ethnic undergraduates report experiencing racial slurs and isolation

Too many PhDs, not enough tenured positions Subscription


European study reveals stress suffered by doctoral holders over insecurity of academic careers

The tip-top club: home to 173 men and just 28 women Subscription


Of top 200 institutions in the world, only one in seven has a female leader, research shows

Two-tier pay system emerges at the LSE Subscription


Support staff to remain on single salary spine with a bespoke model set up to allow institution to compete for top early career researchers

‘Atmosphere of intimidation’ at NUS conference Subscription


Delegates complain of ‘lack of tolerance’ and ‘time wasting’ in open letter to National Union of Students

Schools-led teacher training ‘risks supply crisis’ Subscription


University leaders warn government that limiting training options could result in teacher shortages

Number of Britons studying abroad rises 40 per cent Subscription


Higher Education Statistics Agency data show increased mobility for study, work or volunteering

For PhD students, £25K ‘doesn’t even scratch the surface’ Subscription


Mick Fuller discusses the changes he’s seen to postgraduate funding as UKCGE chair

Hefcw spares research at cost of part-time and postgrad study Subscription


Welsh research budget protected but sector head seeks policy changes

Scientists: ignore the rules on writing to get citations Subscription


A study suggests that short and clear abstracts are associated with lower than expected citations

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Ideas Roadshow aims to improve non-experts’ understanding of research fields from maths to philosophy and subjects including brain science

Young talents needed to advance medical research Subscription


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THE podcast: 28 May-3 June 2015 issue review

How many of the world’s top universities are led by women? Are there enough academic jobs for the number of people with PhDs? Is the end nigh for overseas branch campuses? All these questions and more are addressed in this week’s issue review

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