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

Australian Parliament, Canberra

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

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Sutton Trust report warns that finding is ‘cause for concern’

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The academy needs to look beyond knowledge transfer to co-production when it comes to working with the third sector, a report says

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Lobbying intensifies ahead of Lord Stern's review of crucial assessment into university research performance

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UPP Foundation will seek to invest money in areas such as access and retention for students from disadvantaged backgrounds

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Pilot scheme at Lady Margaret Hall will accept 12 students who ‘would not normally apply or succeed in competing through conventional channels’

Jo Johnson arrives at 10 Downing Street, London, England

After months of criticism over potential chilling effect of new rules, campaigners say clarification is ‘good news’

Frontrunner for Democratic nomination has talked tough on for-profit colleges but will her links to the industry prevent her taking action? Michael Stratford reports for Inside Higher Ed 

Suzannah Lipscomb, New College of the Humanities

New course in historical research follows decision to cut undergraduate fees a year early

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TUC analysis of the ONS Labour Force Survey highlights gap between BME and white workers

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Ballot for industrial action is called despite ongoing pay talks over pay claim for 2016-17

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Wellcome Trust Monitor Report finds more certainty about the benefits of breakthroughs, but a mixed picture of general scientific knowledge

Giulio Regeni

Number of signatories will trigger a mandatory government response

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Graduate start-ups also show employment and turnover growth, although fewer are being founded

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Universities UK analysis claims that students from the rest of the European Union ‘spend money and create jobs in all corners of the UK’

University of California, Berkeley

The Californian institution said it will recruit top-performing graduates from the online university