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Feature: Is bigger better for universities?

Student numbers will be uncapped from 2015. Chris Havergal examines arguments for and against expansion

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Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies Rankings 2015 coming soon

Postgraduate loans may be limited to students in STEM fields Subscription


The Autumn Statement is likely to unveil a new loans system amid concerns over funding and who will have access to the scheme

THE survey reveals university staff split on USS pensions reform Subscription

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Our Best University Workplace Survey 2015 shows disparate opinions on the need for changes

The (predicted) results for the 2014 REF are in Subscription


Research team hopes that predictions will help to clarify the value of metrics in assessment

Imperial College London to ‘review procedures’ after death of academic Subscription


Colleagues say failed grant applications had made Stefan Grimm fear for his job

Raising taxes can shield universities from further funding cuts, says Vince Cable Subscription


The view of the Liberal Democrat business secretary is in stark contrast to the Conservatives’ pledge to make £7 billion of tax cuts

Wellcome Trust to boost early career funding Subscription


Trust director Jeremy Farrar says more fellowships and seed grants will address pinch points

Blocking accreditation of English language exam 'may harm UK universities' Subscription


Educational Testing Service claims that Home Office decision could see institutions fall behind in international recruitment

Are universities the engines of regional prosperity? Subscription


George Osborne wants institutions to spur growth outside London, but not everyone thinks campuses can and should take on such a role

Transnational courses earn the UK £496 million Subscription


Government estimate is significantly higher than in previous assessments

Report praises expansion of private colleges Subscription


CentreForum thinktank argues that rapid growth has been a ‘good thing’ and that private institutions have been subjected to unfair regulation

The strange tale of the University of Vigo’s physics programme Subscription


Closures, court orders, political intrigue: Paul Jump on a Spanish university’s bitter ongoing battle

Delta State University aims to get its blues mojo working Subscription

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Feature: Is bigger better for universities?

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