As a minister in the coalition government, Willetts introduced £9,000 tuition fees. In an interview as he publishes a new book, he says the system is well-designed and fair.
If education really is for all, more must be done to help people of all ages to access it.
Academics are often in the vanguard of the fight to preserve heritage buildings but they are losing the battle on home turf as universities shed their 1960s and 1970s concrete skins.
Visa regulations are making the UK a less attractive option for Indian students.
Brexit has put scholarly endeavour in Britain under a huge new strain.
Recommendations in a new report aim to stamp out game-playing when it comes to the Research Excellence Framework.
Brexit, borrowing and birth rates may prove a lethal cocktail.
University leaders voice concerns over a possible Brexit and how it would impact student mobility, research funding and the attractiveness of UK universities.
The British labour force has a lot to lose if EU students are turned off coming to the UK.
In future, we'll all need to be a little more like Leonardo da Vinci.
A new report has drilled down into how much graduates from particular courses earn. What does it mean for universities?
Secularism must be part of the debate about religion, not the end of the debate.
A new film questions the way universities handle complaints of sexual assault.
We need more Louise Richardsons. Here's how to get them.
When literary studies degrees focus almost entirely on the work of white, male writers, we do our students and the academy a great disservice.