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Higher education moved to DfE by Theresa May

timeshighereducation.com — Higher education has been moved into the Department for Education under new secretary of state Justine Greening. Theresa May's announcement of a new Cabinet today, in her first full day as prime minister, has included the break-up of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills - which fought Ms May for a more liberal regime on overseas students as she sought to reduce net migration in her time as home secretary.

Higher education 'moved to DfE' by Theresa May, reports suggest

timeshighereducation.com — Justine Greening is new education secretary, amid reports BIS to be axed Higher education has been moved into the Department for Education under new secretary of state Justine Greening, according to reports. Theresa May's announcement of a new Cabinet today, in her first full day as prime minister, has included the break-up of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, if reports are accurate.

Theresa May: will she crush or renew hopes on overseas students?

timeshighereducation.com — Theresa May becoming prime minister could end hopes of a more liberal regime on overseas students, some sector experts fear, but others believe that protecting universities from Brexit damage could prompt her to take a fresh approach.

Brexit: growing numbers of UK academics face EU funding worries

timeshighereducation.com — Growing numbers of UK researchers say that their applications for European Union research funding are in doubt after the Brexit vote, while there are also reports of foreign scientists opting not to take up jobs in the UK owing to the post-referendum outlook.

Get your thinktank off my lawn: Hepi says EPI has 'pinched' name

timeshighereducation.com — After a forced exit from parliamentary politics in the Liberal Democrats' election disaster, David Laws must have been expecting life in charge of the CentreForum thinktank to be more sedate.

Higher Education and Research Bill announced in Queen's Speech

timeshighereducation.com — The government is to introduce a Higher Education and Research Bill in the coming Parliament, focusing on "making it easier for new, high quality universities to set up". The Queen's Speech, setting out the government's legislative plan for the year ahead, announced the move following this week's higher education White Paper.

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?

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

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

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.
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Jul 29, 2016

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Jul 29, 2016

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And with that, official weigh-ins are a wrap. Photos and video to follow.


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