The vice-chancellor of the University of Oxford has warned that the “educational divide” exposed by the Brexit vote could undermine democracy, while England’s former universities minister suggested higher education has “some responsibility” for anti-evidence sentiment. Louise Richardson gave the Campaign for Social Science’s annual Sage Publishing lecture on “Educational Inequality in a Populist Era” in London on 22 November, with Lord Willetts speaking in response.
The issue of free speech on campus “has been adopted by the alt-right” as a “narrative to discredit universities”, according to the University of California, Berkeley chancellor. Carol Christ spoke on 17 November at a Berkeley-hosted conference on the ‘New Nationalism and Universities’, which looked at the higher education impacts of political developments including the election of Donald Trump, Brexit and nationalist movements in Russia, Turkey and Hungary.
Staff numbers could be cut by at least 17 per cent in the UK research councils and by two-thirds in the Office for Fair Access, if plans developed under business secretary Sajid Javid to “go further than savings required” are carried out. A leaked Department for Business, Innovation and Skills document – marked “official, sensitive” – outlines projections for staffing levels by 2020.
Snippet from budget red book on making it easier for 'highly-skilled' overseas students to apply for work in UK after graduation. Heralding some kind of return to a post-study work visa? Or less significant than that? https://t.co/HEz6j2YunY
R&D section from budget red book, including 'international talent' passage on attracting researchers and making it easier for 'highly-skilled' students to apply for work in UK after graduating. https://t.co/aNDOGJgmvEhttps://t.co/Mf2e5SAAwJ
Budget passes with no big HE announcements. The rabbit was on housing - a bigger vote shifter among young people. Wouldn't make much sense to have big HE announcement while major review/not a major review is in motion/not in motion.
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