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University Alliance study highlights what it says is higher education institutions' key role in improving social mobility

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Regulator will promote market, distribute grants, award university status and have power to enter premises with warrant

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Key figures respond to the Queen’s HE announcements

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Government plans to make it ‘easier’ for new universities to launch

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Loss of fee income if Britain leaves EU could be worth £700 million a year, claims new report

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Government says it could designate sector quality body in future to protect co-regulation

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Research councils, Innovate UK and QR funding will be brought under one new body that will also distribute new money for interdisciplinary research

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Senior aide Sam Clovis on what US university policy might look like under a Trump administration

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Key figures from the university world respond to the higher education White Paper, Success as a Knowledge Economy

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Hefce-funded project aims to drive economic growth and increase employment

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Such partnerships are healthy but an NCUB report says more are needed to boost UK prosperity

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Two-day strike over 'insulting' 1.1 per cent pay rise offer may affect student exams and marking

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Course for world’s ‘most senior business leaders’ will cost ‘gigantic’ £80K for first year

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Universities in two countries will co-host three research chairs

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Research council chiefs to be grilled by select committee after poll to name polar research vessel is overruled

Almost two-thirds of members voting back strike over 'insulting' 1.1 per cent pay offer

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Plan to deregulate fees wholesale dropped, but alternatives floated in discussion paper

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International visibility for Leicester as a result of club’s success has already contributed to boost in overseas applications, says one vice-chancellor

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Province will submit proposals in ‘coming weeks’ in a bid to avoid sudden wage increases

Johannes Haushofer lists failures in attempt to 'balance the record' on how he climbed the greasy pole of academia