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Hong Kong students 'storm meeting' after council fails to appoint liberal to key post

Council member accused of ‘diving like a cheating soccer player’ as continued delay in decision on pro vice-chancellor candidate sparks chaotic scenes

Chris Husbands Sheffield Hallam

Chris Husbands named new Sheffield Hallam vice-chancellor

Institute of Education director to replace Philip Jones in January 2016

Man and woman seated, drinking alcohol

Half of universities lack formal guidance on sex harassment

NUS study highlights shortcomings in policies and training to tackle ‘lad culture’

Thames River and Canary Wharf in London

University spent £300K on London outpost that did not enrol any students

University of South Wales shuts Docklands centre after less than a year

Universities urged to be ‘powerful voice’ on benefits of EU membership

Dame Julia Goodfellow, Universities UK president-elect, calls for higher education to ‘stand up and be counted’ in EU referendum debate

Quality Assurance Agency chief executive Anthony McClaran

Anthony McClaran to leave QAA and take over at Teqsa

Former Ucas head to join Australia's higher education regulator

Julian Lloyd Webber Birmingham Conservatoire

Julian Lloyd Webber takes helm at Birmingham Conservatoire

New principal sets out his vision for the institution

Nigel Piercy resigns as dean of Swansea's School of Management

Controversial dean blames ‘differences’ with the university over implementation of future strategy

George Osborne

Proposal to force current students to pay more for loans ‘cynical and immoral’

Government attacked by Hepi president for backtracking on pledge to increase loan repayment threshold

Number of German students in UK drops for first time since 2007

Report attributes decline to UK government trebling tuition fees 

Hefce reveals £150m cut

Funding council details how cash will be saved from English universities’ 2014-15 and 2015-16 budgets after George Osborne demanded extra cuts

Istanbul Erdogan medical rector health sciences university anger

President’s doctor to lead new Turkish medical university

Health leaders express fears for institution’s independence after Erdoğan appoints his physician and party deputy 

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn to lead gender equality review in Ireland

Former European Commissioner to lead a national review to address “systemic gender inequality” in higher education

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Warwick students represent US prisoners on death row

Law students from the University of Warwick have so far been involved in 36 death penalty cases in the US

Student debts to exceed £50,000 for poorest, says IFS

Institute for Fiscal Studies says George Osborne’s Budget changes will also hit middle-earning graduates by more than £6,000 on average

NUS backs national fees demonstration and censures president

New national executive committee perceived as being more left-wing

University hopes 'Wikipedian in residence' will tackle gender gap

Online encyclopaedia is currently dominated by male editors

Graduate employment graph of success

Cheaper, more 'sophisticated' UK graduate employment survey considered

Review of Destination of Leavers from Higher Education study announced

Map of Australia

Elite Australian universities cry foul over claim their graduates are not top earners

Survey suggests graduates of Australia's less renowned universities earn around 15 per cent more than Group of Eight graduates

Bullets and pen

Revised counterterrorism guidance for universities published

Institutions expected to assess where and how students might be at risk of being drawn into terrorism