Triesman calls for boycott of Oxford Union
The Association of University Teachers general secretary David Triesman has threatened to campaign for a worldwide boycott of the Oxford Union for inviting far-right historian David Irving to speak in a debate next week. Giving Mr Irving a platform was likely to inflame racial tensions in the run-up to a general election, Mr Triesman claimed.
Liverpool launches MBA for entrepreneurs
The University of Liverpool is offering budding business brains the chance to develop their money-making ideas with an MBA in entrepreneurship. The course will combine teaching from academic tutors with advice from established figures in the business community.
UUK lobbies prospective MPs
Would-be MPs should visit their local universities in the run-up to the general election to see for themselves why they need millions of pounds of extra funding, higher education leaders said today. Universities UK president Sir Howard Newby said universities needed £900 million a year extra to remain internationally competitive.
Spinning innovation could aid drug research
Scientists at St Andrews University have developed a novel way of spinning the most delicate microscopic objects, from a hamster chromosome to a glass bead, without damaging them. The technique could potentially reveal new drug targets by allowing researchers to rotate biological structures in living cells.