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UK is world’s top destination for fashion students

C’est chic: British fashion schools triumph in inaugural Business of Fashion global ranking

Lady Frances Sorrell, University of Westminster

Q&A with Lady Frances Sorrell

We talk to the new chancellor of the University of Westminster

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University of Warwick’s WMG builds UK’s skills base to boost manufacturing

Industry-focused offshoot with Jaguar Land Rover link offers teaching from school to manager level

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Which universities are the most innovative?

Ellie Bothwell introduces our four ‘innovation indicators’ and reveals the strongest performers as we visualise a new ranking based on university-industry collaboration

National Autonomous University of Mexico

Mexico grapples with quality control as private growth creates ‘tension’

Sector needs national standards and more industry links to drive and sustain economy, say experts

Southampton Solent University retail store

Retail platform gives Southampton Solent fashion students an enterprising outlet

Lecturer who masterminded student-run commercial operation Re:So shortlisted for enterprise education award

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Everyone’s a winner in this digital space

Director of knowledge exchange hub says that the arts and humanities can play a key role in bringing creative companies and academics together

ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) project radio telescope antennas

Chile puts science centre stage

Presidential commission recommends new ministry to push technological development

Man takes picture, City2Surf fun run, Sydney, Australia, 2013

Campus close-up: Testing the future of telecommunications

The University of Surrey’s centre for testing the next generation of mobile technology has seen significant buy-in from industry

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Academics lack understanding to make business-university links work, says study

Report says projects fail when scholars obsessed with “shiny things” ignore business needs

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Traditional PhD supervision ‘under threat’ from commercial thinking

Industry-led approach to doctoral education may ‘marginalise’ mentoring

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Zero-hour numbers still unclear despite year-long study

Unions and universities divided over extent of ‘casualisation’ despite major joint initiative

Jo Johnson, minister

Jo Johnson outlines 'One Nation Science' strategy

Regional audits of science activity will identify areas of emerging scientific strength, says minister

University-business links see big boost

Partnerships between institutions and wider world now worth almost £4 billion

Graduate skills

Businesses 'forced to provide basic skills training for graduates'

More than one in five employers tell annual CBI/Pearson survey that they have provided remedial support

Break down barriers between universities and industry, says report

Complexity of government initiatives to help commercialise university research under scrutiny 

Brian Cantor: why I took the Bradford v-c job

The former leader of the University of York on how his new role’s focus on technology made the decision an easy one

Research universities ‘should lead on higher apprenticeships'

The UK’s top research-intensive universities should lead the way in the delivery of high-level apprenticeships which have same status as degrees

Regional influence: universities as the new local authorities

Jim O’Neill on how institutions outside London can do more to retain graduates and create jobs with government help

Universities turn cold spots hot

Institutions have long served as community anchors, and their role in local growth has scope to expand, says Madeleine Atkins

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China continues to advance, but Japan dips in Shanghai Jiao Tong ranking based on research strength

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Six academics share their experiences before delivering a verdict on the system

There are some important dos and don’ts to bear in mind when choosing someone to oversee your doctoral thesis, advises Tara Brabazon