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Universities make 0.9% pay offer to staff

Employers have called on unions to “consider carefully the real value” of a 0.9 per cent pay offer for university employees.

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Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 Rankings 2015 coming 29 April 2015

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THE study determines average cost of creating a course for the FutureLearn platform

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Scottish National Party manifesto confirms party would support lower fees in England

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Queen’s v-c speaks out amid plans to axe 236 staff and reduce student numbers by more than 1,000

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Peter Horrocks, the Open University’s new v-c, highlights how the loss affects individuals and society

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Study reveals half of students skip over attribution and many have lenient views on punishment for cheats

Cambridge v-c warns Brexit would isolate UK researchers Subscription

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Sir Leszek Borysiewicz says that universities would lose hundreds of millions of pounds a year in EU funding

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150 editors at Nature Publishing Group’s Scientific Reports to resign if the option to jump the publication queue becomes permanent

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Carlos Moedas says gender and international diversity will yield gold

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QAA to review AA Hamilton College after identifying ‘a number of significant weaknesses’

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Mass lobby in Brussels for Horizon 2020 funding ‘draws line in the sand’ on cuts

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Vice-chancellor talks to Chris Havergal about breaking free from Western constraints

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Head of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business says that changing white male domination may require ‘something dramatic’

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