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Times Higher Education breaking news

‘Liberal extremism’ fears sink campus leaders’ debate

01 Apr 2015 | By Avril Olof

Home Secretary blocks Oxford election hustings over choice of moderator

National licence mooted to free up research access

31 Mar 2015 | By

Hepi paper says access could be based on having UK IP address

Southampton conference on Israel ‘in doubt’

31 Mar 2015 | By

University looks at “withdrawing permission” for controversial event

Texas and Florida in spotlight over concealed guns on campus debate

30 Mar 2015

By Kaitlin Mulhere, for Inside Higher Ed

Sir David Greenaway to be next Russell Group chair

30 Mar 2015 | By

The Russell Group’s next chair will be Sir David Greenaway, the University of Nottingham vice-chancellor

EPSRC to help train quantum engineers in £15m project

29 Mar 2015 | By

A research council is to create a series of skills hubs in a £15 million project to train the next generation of quantum engineers

British Academy announces Rising Star Engagement winners

28 Mar 2015 | By

The British Academy has announced 34 awards for early career researchers under its new scheme

Science policies laid out ahead of general election

27 Mar 2015 | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | By

The UK’s main political parties have laid out their plans for science just days before the official general election campaign kicks off

Graduate recruiters call for better links between universities and firms

27 Mar 2015 | By Amy Pollard

Universities need to build more “genuine partnerships” with employers, according to the Association of Graduate Recruiters

New global HE research centre wins funding

27 Mar 2015 | By

Partnership between UCL IoE, Lancaster and Sheffield aims to boost research in the field

Stefan Grimm’s death leads Imperial to review performance metrics

27 Mar 2015 | By

Imperial College London is to undertake a review of how it uses performance metrics for staff after the death of one of its academics

LSE deputy director Stuart Corbridge to be Durham v-c

27 Mar 2015 | By

The deputy director of the London School of Economics is to take over the helm at Durham University.

Universities at risk of falling short on investment

27 Mar 2015 | By

England’s universities risk being “unable to deliver the scale of investment” needed to “remain internationally competitive”.

Students occupy buildings at London universities

26 Mar 2015 | By

University of the Arts London, LSE and King’s all involved

UCU furious over Bolton ‘sackings for alleged press leaks’

26 Mar 2015 | By

Union says branch secretary and wife both deny any involvement in leaking stories

Writtle College gains degree awarding powers

25 Mar 2015 | By

Specialist higher education institution Writtle College has been granted the power to award its own degrees.

Postgraduate research loans 'could be restricted to certain subjects'

25 Mar 2015 | By

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills consultation asks whether funding should be limited to disciplines with strongest ‘scientific and economic case’

Drop-out rate remains at record low

25 Mar 2015 | By

New Hesa stats also show proportion of new undergraduates from state school at almost 90%

Students need better pastoral care, say private schools

24 Mar 2015 | By

Headteachers from some of the UK’s top private schools have called on universities to improve pastoral and academic support for first-year students

Uclan v-c Gerry Kelleher to stand down

24 Mar 2015 | By

The University of Central Lancashire has announced that its vice-chancellor, Gerry Kelleher, is standing down for personal reasons

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