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Times Higher Education breaking news

Welsh universities push for students at Nafsa

25 May 2015 | By

Welsh universities have created a new initiative to attract more international students.

Sound research gets a boost thanks to lottery money

24 May 2015 | By

The British Library has received earmarked funds of more than £9.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to put the nation’s sounds online.    

UK risks closing door on overseas student growth, warns IIE head

23 May 2015 | By

The UK government must be clearer in articulating its immigration policy or risk facing a decline in the number of overseas students.

Elsevier sharing policy criticised over its open access credentials

22 May 2015 | By

But publisher says changes to policy are ‘evidence-based’ and adhere to standard principles on sharing work

Swansea income increased in Welsh QR funding settlement

22 May 2015 | By

Announcement from Hefcw also shows hit to overall sector support for part-time and postgraduate teaching

‘Cyberattack’ shuts down virtual learning platform

21 May 2015 | By

London centre that hosts Moodle environment affected

Prime minister talks tough on student visa ‘abuse’

21 May 2015 | By

Comments follow huge hike in net migration figures

AHRC chief Rick Rylance to head London’s Institute of English Studies

20 May 2015 | By

The head of a research council is leaving to take up a position at a London university

Swansea chair of governors apologises over Piercy remarks

20 May 2015 | By

Sir Roger Jones says comments by School of Management dean on trade unionists were ‘puerile’

Exeter to cut 200 jobs as part of ambition to go global

20 May 2015 | By

More than 200 jobs could go at the University of Exeter as part of plans to save £25 million

Surrey dispute over job losses resolved

19 May 2015 | By

A row over job losses at the University of Surrey will not lead to a strike

Overseas students in London add £2.3 billion to UK economy

19 May 2015 | By

International students in London contribute a net benefit of £2.3 billion to the UK economy every year, a study says

Oxford says it does not invest in the most polluting firms

18 May 2015 | By

The University of Oxford has announced publicly that it does not invest in oil and tar sands companies.

New Texas Austin president negotiates lower salary

18 May 2015

Move by Gregory Fenves reflects worries about ever increasing salary hikes for US university heads

South Bank head Dave Phoenix to be new Million+ chair

18 May 2015 | By

The new chair of Million+ will be Dave Phoenix, vice-chancellor of London South Bank University

Interdisciplinary research: study launched by British Academy

17 May 2015 | By

The British Academy has launched a call for evidence on a new project exploring the nature and challenges of interdisciplinary research.

Pint of Science festival launches across the UK

16 May 2015 | By

Next week will see scientists in 12 UK cities – and 8 other countries – presenting their research to audiences in pubs.

King’s plans for Strand campus ‘put on hold’ by government

15 May 2015 | By

Former universities minister Greg Clark issues directive within days of taking up new post as communities and local government secretary

‘Biggest-ever Mooc’ starts on FutureLearn

15 May 2015 | By

FutureLearn, the UK massive open online course platform, has this week commenced what it believes is the biggest-ever Mooc.

Home Office taken to court over Imperial animal research investigation

15 May 2015 | By

The High Court has ruled that an animal rights organisation can bring a judicial review against the Home Office

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