Oxford and Princeton form research alliance
Oxford and Princeton universities have announced collaboration on research and student exchanges, giving both access to new funding bodies and a significant global presence. Twelve research projects have already been identified.
Top marks for out-of-school study
Out-of-school study support schemes boost pupils’ results, attendance and attitude, according to research from Strathclyde University. Education secretary David Blunkett hailed the findings. He said: “Time and again research shows us that learning is not just about what gets taught in a classroom.”
Export bill sparks academic freedom fear
Vice-chancellors fear that a draft export control bill will hamper cutting-edge research in universities and constrain academic freedom. Universities UK is calling for explicit exemptions for universities and intangible exports, such as knowledge, in the bill.
NI demands licensing scheme for student digs
Student leaders in Northern Ireland claim students’ lives are at risk because of inadequate safety standards in private accommodation. The National Union of Students-Union of Students in Ireland is lobbying the province’s housing executive to follow Great Britain in a mandatory licensing scheme for the private rented sector.