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Chavez's death 'unlikely to help' Venezuelan universities

Times Higher Education - Wed, 03/06/2013 - 01:00

The death of Hugo Chavez is unlikely to lead to much-needed changes within Venezuela's "isolationist" university system, a higher education expert has told an international conference.

Student rooms provider UPP issues bond

Times Higher Education - Wed, 03/06/2013 - 01:00

Student accommodation provider UPP has launched its first bond, backed by the income from student residences at five universities.

RCUK open-access guidance revised

Times Higher Education - Wed, 03/06/2013 - 01:00

Longer embargo periods of up to 24 months for green open access will only apply when universities' annual block grants for "gold" article fees have run out, Research Councils UK has confirmed.

Willetts criticises binary divide 'curmudgeons'

Times Higher Education - Wed, 03/06/2013 - 01:00

David Willetts has criticised "curmudgeons" who call for the return of a binary divide between universities and polytechnics, while a Labour MP has said modern universities can teach older institutions a lesson.

Sheffield study shows overseas students' worth

Times Higher Education - Tue, 03/05/2013 - 01:00

International students add £120.3 million to the Sheffield economy each year, an in-depth analysis has concluded.

Reputation rankings show 'super-brands' escaping chasing pack

Times Higher Education - Mon, 03/04/2013 - 01:00

Six elite universities in the US and UK dominate Times Higher Education's 2013 World Reputation Rankings.

Inside Higher Ed: When Not to Share

Times Higher Education - Mon, 03/04/2013 - 01:00

By Carl Straumsheim, for Inside Higher Ed

Syrian students fee waiver urged

Times Higher Education - Mon, 03/04/2013 - 01:00

Ministers have written to Universities UK to urge the sector to waive the fees of Syrian students who have been impacted by the country's civil war.

New Uclan vice-chancellor appointed

Times Higher Education - Mon, 03/04/2013 - 01:00

The University of Central Lancashire has appointed Gerry Kelleher to become its vice-chancellor when it moves to a new corporate-style group structure later this year.

Get students to 'follow the herd', says behavioural expert

Times Higher Education - Mon, 03/04/2013 - 01:00

A writer on human behaviour has urged universities to encourage herd behaviour in their attempt to attract students rather than deploying rational argument.

Baroness Morris calls for university-school collaborations

Times Higher Education - Sun, 03/03/2013 - 01:00

Universities and schools should collaborate more on classroom techniques to drive up standards in teaching, according to a senior Labour peer.

Barred lecturer issues UAE warning

Times Higher Education - Sat, 03/02/2013 - 01:00

The United Arab Emirates is now "deeply inimical" to university values, according to a lecturer from the London School of Economics and Political Science who was barred from entering the country.

University of Birmingham strikes called off

Times Higher Education - Fri, 03/01/2013 - 01:00

Two planned strikes over compulsory redundancies and performance management at the University of Birmingham have been called off.

Michael Gunn elected Million+ chair

Times Higher Education - Fri, 03/01/2013 - 01:00

The vice-chancellor of Staffordshire University has been announced as the new chair of the Million+ group of post-1992 universities.

Student visas fall by a fifth

Times Higher Education - Thu, 02/28/2013 - 01:00

The number of visas issued to overseas students has fallen by a fifth although applications for university student visas have increased by 3 per cent, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics.

'Destination data' too narrow a path for schools

Times Higher Education - Thu, 02/28/2013 - 01:00

Gove's former top civil servant criticises coalition's 'naive' emphasis on Russell Group

UKBA clarifies universities' responsibilities

Times Higher Education - Thu, 02/28/2013 - 01:00

Institutions need not subject international students to biometric attendance monitoring, agency reveals

Sub-minimum wage for graduate teachers

Times Higher Education - Thu, 02/28/2013 - 01:00

NUS finds ‘illegal’ pay conditions in some universities

Stars align to protest Sussex outsourcing

Times Higher Education - Thu, 02/28/2013 - 01:00

But registrar insists management is on the right track

Please Professor, I want some more

Times Higher Education - Thu, 02/28/2013 - 01:00

'Grade grubbing' may be on increase as student entitlement grows in high-fees era

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