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Times Higher Education breaking news

For-profit buy-out bonanza forecast

01 Nov 2014 | By

The for-profit education sector is likely to boom over the next few years, an investment bank has predicted

Bristol appoints new vice-chancellor

31 Oct 2014 | By

Hugh Brady, formerly of University College Dublin, to take over from Sir Eric Thomas

Purcell hit by Plymouth UCU 'no confidence' vote

31 Oct 2014 | By

Union members at Plymouth University have given their vice-chancellor, Wendy Purcell, a vote of no confidence.

Cambridge v-c: immigration attitudes and policy harming UK

31 Oct 2014 | By

The vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge has criticised the “ever more parochial” attitude to immigration in the UK.

York to dock pay for staff joining UCU action

31 Oct 2014 | By

The University of York’s plans to withhold pay from staff joining a union marking boycott over pension cuts have been criticised as “bullying”.

Parents' education ‘has greater effect’ in unequal countries

31 Oct 2014 | By

Earnings gap greater in UK and US, suggests Institute of Education research

Glasgow ‘reassures’ students and staff on fossil fuel work

30 Oct 2014 | By

The University of Glasgow has insisted it remains committed to teaching and research on fossil fuels as part of its work in science and engineering

Teacher training full-time posts ‘under threat’

30 Oct 2014 | By

UUK report warns over consequences of switch to School Direct

Warwick staff call for action over pension fund

29 Oct 2014 | By

Staff assembly backs motion calling on management to block employers’ plan for USS

Maths key to lack of women studying economics, says study

29 Oct 2014 | By

The small number of women taking maths at A level may explain why only about a quarter of economics students are female, a new study says.

Durham to run criminology classes in prisons

29 Oct 2014 | By

Students will join prisoners in what the institution says is a European first

Scottish government switches student support spending to loans

28 Oct 2014 | By

Amount spent on bursaries and grants cut by almost £40 million last year

University Alliance names new chief executive

28 Oct 2014 | By

Whitehall civil servant Maddalaine Ansell has been named as the next University Alliance chief executive

QAA clears Anglia Ruskin after ‘dumbing down’ complaint

28 Oct 2014 | By

Former employee made claims about standards on electronics course

Harvard president under pressure over corporate post

27 Oct 2014

By Ry Rivard, for Inside Higher Ed

University lecturers to boycott marking over pensions row

27 Oct 2014 | By

Staff at older universities will begin a marking boycott next week in a row over pension changes

Artists shouldn't be ‘colonised’ for impact, scholar says

26 Oct 2014 | By

The pressure for academics to deliver “public engagement” should not lead to them “colonising the creative arts”

Teacher training review: Ucet highlights importance of academic route

25 Oct 2014 | By

Student teachers must still have the option of taking an academic qualification alongside their classroom training

Thomas Docherty ‘deeply moved’ by support

24 Oct 2014 | By

Thomas Docherty, the University of Warwick professor suspended in January, has thanked his supporters after allegations against him were dismissed

Next government must ‘prioritise’ new HE law, says Hefce

24 Oct 2014 | By

Higher education legislation should be a priority for the new government after 2015, according to England’s funding council.

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