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Does politics matter? Answers on a beer mat, please Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

University of Sheffield project to leave 4,000 coasters in bars to gather data on public attitudes to politics and democracy

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Europe investment scheme projects announced

Move angers universities, who say plan to take funds from research pot have yet to be approved by European Parliament

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The week in higher education – 23 April 2015 Subscription

“No player is bigger than the club,” runs the football cliché. Plymouth University has been given a similar lesson in an external report on its governance

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Why bombs cannot strip Gaza of intellectual life

Writer and scholar Atef Abu Saif tells John Elmes how life goes on despite death from above

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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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    Publishers share £10m in APC payments

    Publishers Elsevier and Wiley have each received about £2 million in article processing charges from 55 institutions as a result of RCUK’s open access policy

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    On the rise: spending on R&D in the UK

    About £7.6 billion worth of research and development was carried out in higher education in 2013, according to a report

  • Infographic (26 March 2015)

    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

  • Infographic (5 March 2015)

    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

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    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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