Latest UK news

March 19, 2001

Sainsbury urges diversity of mission
Universities need a greater diversity of mission, science minister Lord Sainsbury told the International Universities Presidents Forum today. “We want some to concentrate on being world-class at research and some to concentrate on being world-class at knowledge transfer,” he said.

Lib Dems reaffirm fee promise
The Liberal Democrats have reaffirmed their pledge to abolish tuition fees. Activists at the party’s weekend conference in Torquay were told that a penny on income tax would raise sufficient money to cover the cost.

Exeter welcomes £15m donation
Exeter University has received a £15 million anonymous donation for its school of business and ethics. It will spend the money on developing a postgraduate teaching centre in finance and investment studies.

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most Commented

James Fryer illustration (27 July 2017)

It is not Luddism to be cautious about destroying an academic publishing industry that has served us well, says Marilyn Deegan

Jeffrey Beall, associate professor and librarian at the University of Colorado Denver

Creator of controversial predatory journals blacklist says some peers are failing to warn of dangers of disreputable publishers

Hand squeezing stress ball
Working 55 hours per week, the loss of research periods, slashed pensions, increased bureaucracy, tiny budgets and declining standards have finally forced Michael Edwards out
Kayaker and jet skiiers

Nazima Kadir’s social circle reveals a range of alternative careers for would-be scholars, and often with better rewards than academia

hole in ground

‘Drastic action’ required to fix multibillion-pound shortfall in Universities Superannuation Scheme, expert warns