Times Higher Education
By Elizabeth Redden, for Inside Higher Ed
The next European Union research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, has been allocated a budget of almost €71 billion (£60.4 billion) in an agreement reached on 8 February.
Part-time students enjoy a high level of job stability, with four out of five working throughout their studies and still in employment two years after graduation, a new report says.
Students should receive careers advice and support at the start of their studies, rather than towards the end of their time at university, the chief executive of the National Union of Students has argued.
Five massive open online courses, or Moocs, have been recommended for credit by the American Council on Education, meaning students who complete the courses could potentially use their experience as currency towards a college degree.
One of the most strident critics of the government's plan to introduce baccalaureate-style examinations to replace GCSEs has welcomed the decision by Michael Gove to abandon the plan.
A campaign group calling itself Sussex Against Privatisation has occupied a floor of the Bramber House conference centre at the University of Sussex.
England's funding council has unveiled the sector's total funding for 2013-14, stating that funding per student is on the rise under the new system of higher fees.
‘Neurotic’ sector plays ‘zero-sum game’ despite cap on numbers. David Matthews reports
Staff costs may be slashed to plug budget hole
Wage boost from master's degrees is increasing, a Sutton Trust report says
Swiss paper's provocative title draws attention to neglected tropical disease. Paul Jump reports
Critics claim agency plans will bring in 'light touch' regulation by the back door. Jack Grove reports
Battle of the manifestos will likely centre around 'freeing the universities', fees and graduate tax. John Morgan reports
Policy continues to worry academics despite research councils' concession. Paul Jump writes
Early career researchers and other "poor" academics may be disadvantaged under the gold model of open access, evidence submitted to the Lords Science and Technology Committee has suggested.
Daniel Ploeger provokes minds through ‘body beautiful’. Matthew Reisz reports
Costs of failure increase for first years
Leeds scholar's calls for Cambodian reform backed by US president. Matthew Reisz writes
A group representing some of Europe's leading universities has withdrawn its support for a new ranking system funded by the European Union, warning that it could pose "a serious threat" to higher education.