Nelson Mandela believed education is the most powerful weapon which can change the world.
Nelson Mandela called education "the most powerful weapon with which you can change the world". How can universities bring his words to life?
Coming to a lecture theatre near you.
Fifty Shades of Grey and fan fic like it has reached the Ivy League.
Prospective students storm the gates at the University of Johannesburg in 2012. The demand for universities is soaring across Africa.
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Africa needs private universities. But far more must be done to make them powerhouses of knowledge, research and graduate output.
How are race discussions happening in classrooms and what is missing?
What is the experience of white students when racial issues are being taught in classrooms? Are we missing engaging an essential part of diversity?
This is what leadership looks like.
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We need more Louise Richardsons. Here's how to get them.
But who will come out to talk with the public?
Universities may be facing a crisis of relevance but a growing number of academics are tackling this issue head on.
Lots has changed, but not this.
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As more people around the world head to university, the quality of teaching and research is coming under tighter scrutiny.
Students continue to fight against tuition fees.
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Research comparing reforms in Scotland and England shows higher university fees reduce applications.
UCL sits solidly in the top ten of universities who receive the most research funding.
Which higher education institutions get the most money and why?
Their successors could enter a very different world.
A warning from a group of PhD students about the path universities are on.
‘You might not think it, but I’ve swallowed £1bn’.
There is a view that austerity hasn't hit the UK's universities. In fact they have saved £1bn in three years.
Not all universities must reform in unison.
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Is intellectual autonomy being sacrificed to an unworkable vision of financial autonomy for public universities?
The ancient universities fear for their autonomy.
Scotland's four ancient universities have come out against government proposals to reform the sector. Here the university principal behind the proposals defends his thinking.
‘You say potahto and I’ll say potayto …’
No sooner had Ed unveiled his £6,000 tuition fees policy than Jim confirmed the Labour agenda was different in Scotland. It shows how entrenched the differences now are north and south of the border
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A committee of MPs has launched a scathing attack on the way students at alternative higher education providers have been funded.
One of my Phd students is studying how parents make decisions about education for their children (you can participate in his survey here). We economists treat this as a problem of investment under uncertainty…
No platform policies are morphing into bans that threaten free speech.
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Freedom of speech is at the heart of academic life and a university should be a place where every issue is discussed and debated. Not so, according to the findings presented in the first ever Freedom of…
Why is the UK so attractive to Chinese students?
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As debates continue over the number of foreign students in the UK, there have been accusations from business leaders that the government’s policy of including students in the net migration target has been…
Part-time student enrolments have massively fallen across the UK.
We were told that the 2012 changes to England’s student funding system would boost the number of part-time students at university. But new data released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency confirm…
We’re watching you.
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With the shock from the Paris terrorist attacks barely diminished, attention in a number of Western capitals is understandably fixated on counter-terrorism. Politicians are focused on the question of how…