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University of Helsinki head furious over austerity measures

Cuts will “hurt the country’s competitiveness and citizens’ well-being”, says rector

Money, funding, facilities, fundraising

Facilities key to students’ university choice

Students place more value on facilities than reputation, research finds

Loan, money, savings

OBR should examine student loans system, says panel

Independent Commission on Fees concerned by high write-off rate and impact on ‘squeezed middle’

Brazil science funding

Funders call for more investment in Brazilian science

More research spending needed, says head of Brazil’s innovation agency

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The people who give millions to their alma mater

A £17.5 million donation to the University of Cambridge has thrown the spotlight on philanthropy, but where does it sit in the recent history of cash gifts? asks John Elmes

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

News blog: Universities for Europe launch sees Michael Crick and Chuka Umunna clash

Labour's shadow business secretary warns that universities should not be 'muzzled' in EU debate. John Morgan blogs from the UUK event in London.

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

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News blog: Is estates spending a capital idea?

Chris Havergal asks whether spending money on new buildings and facilities can give universities a competitive edge

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

News blog: Right-wing thinktank close to Sajid Javid calls for scrapping of REF

Will Institute of Economic Affairs report put the idea of cuts to QR funding on the political agenda? asks John Morgan

The perpetual financial crisis of UK higher education

Lee Jones reacts to the £150 million cut to Hefce's budget

Small child and man eating at table

Would students accept fees varying by subject?

Epigram editor Zaki Dogliani explores whether students would accept different prices for different courses

Trekkers crossing river, Tarkine rainforest

Why do students study so far from home?

Nick Hillman examines the endurance of the boarding school model of higher education

Person's head, cogged wheels, brain, mental health

Funding fears as mental health demand soars

Hefce study shows 132 per cent rise in number of students reporting a mental health problem

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Elite’s building spree hides capital spending crisis

New report highlights fears that UK could lose out to international competitors

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 

Rosemary Deem, Royal Holloway, University of London

Could supervision funding be at risk from future BIS cuts?

Rosemary Deem, the new chair of the UK Council for Graduate Education, tells Holly Else of the risks to PhD support from the government spending review

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Final salary pensions to be axed for London support staff

Predicted £310 million deficit prompts sweeping changes for non-academic personnel

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