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REF 2014 impact case studies: government policy cited most Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

Informing government policy was the most common kind of impact submitted to the 2014 research excellence framework, a study has found

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The week in higher education – 26 March 2015 Subscription

The discovery of Richard III’s skeleton by University of Leicester archaeologists has generated an estimated £50 million for the city since September 2012, The Times reported

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Ed Byrne: 'new address is a defining moment for King's College London'

The university’s principal on capturing a landmark building, a rebranding volte-face, and the capital’s ‘fizz’

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World Reputation Rankings 2015 results

12 March 2015 | By

‘Super-league’ can’t be shaken from the top

MENA top 30 snapshot released as THE MENA Universities Summit launches

24 Feb 2015 | By

Institutions from 11 countries feature in a top 30 that previews what a new ranking of universities in the Middle East and North Africa could look like

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    What courses cost

    More than half of subjects at English universities cost more than the average tuition fee to teach, according to data presented in a report

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    Mobile students get top marks

    Students who spend part of their degree overseas achieve higher final grades than those who choose to stay put, according to a report

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    Rise in teaching-only contracts

    The proportion of part-time staff on teaching-only contracts is now more than 60 per cent after climbing almost 4 percentage points in a year, according to a report

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    Social science PhDs are quids in

    People with a PhD in the social sciences earn the largest average salary seven to nine years after graduation, according to research

  • Infographic (19 February 2015)

    Surges and falls in demand for courses

    Biological sciences and business are among subjects to have experienced a surge in popularity over the past seven years

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    The countries employing young graduates

    The employment rate among young people graduating in the UK is higher than that of the US, Australia and Japan, according to a report by the OECD

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    Who got what class of degree

    Part-time students are much less likely to secure an upper second-class degree than their full-time peers, data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency reveal

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    Graduates’ salary premium

    People of working age with a master’s or PhD earn on average £9,000 a year more than those with only a bachelor’s degree, according to data

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