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Plymouth chair of governors to ‘stand aside’

21 Aug 2014 | By

Plymouth University’s chair of governors, William Taylor, is to “stand aside” pending the outcome of an investigation into sexual harassment claims

Lib Dems to offer science ring-fence pledge

21 Aug 2014 | By

The Liberal Democrats will offer manifesto pledges to ring-fence the science budget and provide “further support” for Catapult centres.

Big Brother professor ‘unfairly dismissed’

20 Aug 2014 | By

Tribunal rules Manchester wrongly sacked high-profile psychologist Geoff Beattie

Plymouth University council chair to be investigated over sexual harassment claims

20 Aug 2014 | By

The Plymouth University chair of governors who “placed on leave” its vice-chancellor will be investigated over claims he sexually harassed female staff

Fracking protesters invade campus development

19 Aug 2014 | By

Swansea University has defended a new BP-funded research institute that anti-fracking protesters claim will hasten dangerous climate change

Plymouth’s outgoing pro-chancellor takes aim at chair of governors

18 Aug 2014 | By

Plymouth University’s chair of governors has been accused of “poor governance” and risking “serious reputational damage” to the institution

Gender tenure gap ‘significant’ in some subjects, finds US study

18 Aug 2014

By Scott Jaschik, for Inside Higher Ed

Research misconduct ‘not as costly as you might think’

17 Aug 2014 | By

Fears about how much research funding is being wasted on fraudulent projects may be overstated.

Data protection changes risk ‘dire consequences’, scientists warn

16 Aug 2014 | By

Scientists have warned that evidence-based policy making in Europe is at risk from changes to a data protection regulation being considered by the European Union.

Studying in London comes at a price

16 Aug 2014 | By

Cost of living in student accommodation in capital revealed

Clearing quieter after A-level results

15 Aug 2014 | By

University clearing is marginally less busy than last year thanks to record numbers of confirmed acceptances, initial reports suggest.

Journal allows authors to update their research

15 Aug 2014 | By Núria Radó-Trilla

The open access journal eLife has launched a new type of article that will allow authors to report significant additions to their original research.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014 results: Harvard takes first place

15 Aug 2014

Asian universities are catching up with the West on research strength, but only slowly, according to Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014

A-level results day to herald record student numbers

14 Aug 2014 | By

The number of students starting university or college is likely to top 500,000 for the first time.

Your views on the NSS: "about as scientifically useful as TripAdvisor"

13 Aug 2014 | By

The NSS does not give an accurate representation of student feeling, according to more than half of university staff responding to a straw poll.

Impact and breakthroughs: EPSRC sets new strategy

13 Aug 2014 | By

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council aims to accelerate both scientific breakthroughs and social and economic impact.

Fields Medal won by woman for first time

13 Aug 2014 | By Núria Radó-Trilla

Maryam Mirzakhani has become the first woman to win the Fields Medal in the history of the world’s most prestigious mathematics prize.

Cut fees for the poorest, public says

13 Aug 2014 | By

A majority of adults in England support reduced tuition fees for students from lower income families, according to a survey for the Sutton Trust

BIS seeks public's view on science strategy

12 Aug 2014 | By

The public have been asked to help shape the new science and innovation strategy due out in the autumn

National Student Survey 2014 results show record levels of satisfaction

12 Aug 2014 | By

Students are most satisfied with teaching, least happy with assessment and feedback

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