According to a National Union of Students survey published today, the large-scale privatisation of university residences is hitting student pockets hard.
Unequal internet access for students, lack of public funding and growing "consumer" demands are issues to be addressed by university managers at their national conference.
Royal Holloway, University of London is attempting to tackle a shortfall in science undergraduates with a project involving 100 15-year-olds who have been asked to solve the case of a murdered man found lying face down in mud.
Despite the economic crisis, Argentina's students are increasingly attending private university campuses and turning their backs on the country's once renowned, but now ramshackle public universities.
Violence in Zimbabwe has spread to the university campus in Harare, with the death of a student and clashes with police.
In a lecture given to the Royal Society of Arts in London, Sir Brian Follett, vice-chancellor of Warwick University, argued that United Kingdom universities are a success.
A study by two Cardiff University researchers has angered environmentalists because it says the greenhouse effect could help protect the planet from a forthcoming ice age.
Scientists at the University of Los Angeles school of medicine report that they have found a way to turn human fat into bone, muscle and cartilage for transplant surgery. ( Guardian , Independent , Times )
Female doctors are twice as likely to commit suicide as other women, according to government-funded research by Oxford University. ( Daily Telegraph , Guardian , Times )
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