Employability

University of Guelph
Universities under pressure to show value and demand for master’s and PhDs
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Medical scholar branded a ‘terrorist’ by Turkey over his alleged links to a US-based cleric is named head of an institution in Texas

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Focus on skills and job readiness 'disengages' academics from issue, says HEA head

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Martha J. Kanter on making equality of opportunity a reality for ‘the top 100 per cent’ of students

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Minority groups still not represented at professorial level by 2080, study suggests

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President explains how the institution has increased enrolment and cut tuition fees as other US universities struggle with funding and recruitment

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Scholars gathering to celebrate work of Gareth Williams debate contrasting visions of the future of the university

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The 150 best universities for delivering work-ready graduates

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Former Shanghai Normal University president advocates classes on extracurricular development

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Survey of Chinese employers shows UK graduates required to ‘fit back in’ to home culture

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Stop worrying about the expansion of higher education and look at the positives, say Francis Green and Golo Henseke

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Five engineers set out why engineering is part of our everyday lives and what universities can do to change the way it is taught

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Only one in 10 PhD graduates will work in academia. Institutions have to do more to ready the other nine for their careers, says a postdoctoral research fellow

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But academics argue against narrow teaching focus and warn that technical skills have a ‘half-life’

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Degrees are about aspirations as much as they are about status and salaries, write Neil Sammells and Rob Mears 

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David Palfreyman considers how secretiveness about the benefits a graduate might expect might fall foul of trading regulations

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Analysis of Labour Force Survey data reveals extent of earnings boost for university leavers

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Warning from Nick Jennings, AI expert and new vice-provost at Imperial College London

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Compared with 20 years ago, young graduates face a much greater struggle buying flats, which some fear could stall social mobility

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Outgoing British Council director in Iraq sees reasons for optimism, despite rise of Islamic State