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The week in higher education

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 01:00

• One of the UK's most vocal vice-chancellors has stepped down suddenly because of ill health, it was announced last week. Patrick McGhee, vice-chancellor of the University of East London and chair of the Million+ group, informed staff on...

Campus round-up

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 01:00

Aston University

News in brief

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 01:00

United States

Odds & Quads

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 01:00

This is one of eight engagement diaries, recently purchased at Sotheby's by the University of Sussex, in which Virginia Woolf recorded social events and meetings with fellow writers such as "Morgan" (the novelist E.M. Forster) and...

Research councils' 'green' open-access policy 'will not be enforced'

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 01:00

Research Councils UK has announced it will not enforce its stated embargo periods for green open access during the first five years of its new open-access policy.

Plan to remove jobs from shortage list 'could harm UK science'

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 01:00

The government is being urged not to implement immigration proposals that it is claimed could have a damaging effect on UK science, engineering and wider academia.

Ucas figures show rise in applications

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 01:00

The number of people applying to university has risen by 3.5 per cent, but has failed to bounce back to pre-£9,000 tuition fee levels, new figures show.

White academics 'more likely to land professorships'

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 01:00

White applicants are three times more likely to get a professorial post than black and minority ethnic ones, a new report suggests.

University of Birmingham strike ballot called by union

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 01:00

Academics at the University of Birmingham will be balloted over strike action in protest at what a union has described as the institution's "campaign of forced redundancies and aggressive management tactics".

New Regius professorships announced for 12 universities

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 01:00

Twelve "outstanding" university departments are set to receive Regius professorships to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee last year, the Cabinet Office has announced.

Graphene wins huge European funding boost

Mon, 01/28/2013 - 01:00

Projects focussing on graphene and research into the human brain have won what the European Commission has called "the largest research excellence award in history".

Inside Higher Ed: Not Getting What You Paid For

Mon, 01/28/2013 - 01:00

By Scott Jaschik, for Inside Higher Ed

Marriage a disadvantage for female academics, suggests study

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 01:00

A new report from the American Historical Association provides fresh evidence of the impact of marital status and gender on academic careers.

Sage cuts price of open-access journal

Sat, 01/26/2013 - 01:00

The publisher Sage has slashed the price of publishing in its flagship open-access journal to just $99 (£63) in the wake of concern about whether researchers in the humanities and social sciences will be able to afford to comply with the...

Graduate job and salary outlook improves, says AGR

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 01:00

University leavers could have better graduate job prospects than their predecessors when they attempt to enter the world of work this summer, a survey has suggested.

'Eight great technologies' for investment revealed

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 01:00

Universities and science minister David Willetts has laid out how the government plan to spend the £600 million allocated to research in December's Autumn Statement.

Sector forced to play wild variations on a recruitment theme

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 01:00

Ucas data demonstrate wide-ranging impact of fees and funding changes. John Morgan reports

Our financial forecast: austere

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 01:00

Loss of international student licence exacts heavy toll on London Met. David Matthews reports

Western institutions form posse in bid for a fistful of research dollars

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 01:00

Four UK universities join forces to gain competitive edge in funding shoot-out. Elizabeth Gibney writes

Law school staff give poor marks to exam proposals

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 01:00

Leaked documents reveal backlash over mooted changes to assessment at Surrey

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