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Germany: an alternative route to excellence

Germany: an alternative route to excellence
timeshighereducation.com — Walking into the Humboldt University of Berlin, statues and even staircases tell a story about the intellectual heritage of Germany's universities, and the nation's modern history. At the gates of the main building - originally a Prussian prince's palace - are statues of the philosopher Wilhelm von Humboldt and his naturalist brother Alexander.

EU referendum: is it graduates v non-graduates?

EU referendum: is it graduates v non-graduates?
timeshighereducation.com — Imagine the European Union referendum as a misty medieval battlefield, with the two sides lined up against each other. What is the dominant make-up of the two armies glowering at each other before the bloodletting begins? According to many academic experts on polling, it is graduates v non-graduates.

White Paper could kill off Hefce quality plans

White Paper could kill off Hefce quality plans
timeshighereducation.com — Cabinet ministers could soon approve plans for a higher education White Paper, with home secretary Theresa May said to be keen that it moves against plans by England's funding council to fundamentally change quality assurance.

Graduates from wealthy backgrounds reap earnings benefits

Graduates from wealthy backgrounds reap earnings benefits
timeshighereducation.com — Graduates from richer family backgrounds earn significantly more than their less wealthy counterparts even when they take similar degrees from similar universities, according to new research with major implications for UK higher education.

Overseas student number falls ‘significant risk’ to sector

Overseas student number falls ‘significant risk’ to sector
timeshighereducation.com — The number of first-year overseas students entering English universities fell again this year and visa issuances are down in seven of the UK's top 10 countries for recruitment, show new figures that raise financial concerns for the sector.

Budget 2016: PhD loans of £25K on offer from 2018-19

Budget 2016: PhD loans of £25K on offer from 2018-19
timeshighereducation.com — Loans for PhD students of up to £25,000 will be introduced from 2018-19, the government has announced. Confirmation of the timescale was disclosed in the Budget document published today following chancellor George Osborne's speech.

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Andreas Schleicher: ‘we will live through time’ when universities are judged on graduate learning

Andreas Schleicher: ‘we will live through time’ when universities are judged on graduate learning
timeshighereducation.com — Universities around the world will one day be compared on what their graduates learn and will "compete for superior approaches to teaching", just as schools do thanks to the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) tests.

Cambridge ‘haemorrhaging millions of pounds a month’ on £1 billion building project

Cambridge ‘haemorrhaging millions of pounds a month’ on £1 billion building project
timeshighereducation.com — The University of Cambridge's £1 billion North West Cambridge development is "haemorrhaging millions of pounds a month", a member of the institution's council has suggested as academics debated a projected overspend.

English university finances on ‘unsustainable trajectory’

English university finances on ‘unsustainable trajectory’
timeshighereducation.com — The finances of English universities are "weakening", with the future trend towards lower surpluses and record borrowing "unsustainable", according to England's funding council. Operating surpluses across higher education institutions are forecast to fall from 3.9 per cent of total income in 2014-15 to 2.4 per cent in 2015-16 and 2016-17, says a Higher Education Funding Council for England report published today.
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May 05, 2016

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May 04, 2016

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May 04, 2016

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