Bailing out a boat

Universities used to be thought unsinkable, but the unthinkable – an institution going to the wall – is now a genuine, if yet remote, prospect

Jo Johnson, minister

Universities minister plans tougher protection for students, subject TEF pilot and graduate earnings link

International education is Australia’s third-largest export industry, worth more than A$20 billion, and is set for further growth driven by current geopolitics. Jack Grove reports on how international recruitment is playing its part in Australia’s embrace of the Asian century

Hostile cat

Forty-one per cent of respondents to ACE survey describe political climate as ‘hostile’ to higher education

Blank sign

At its halfway point, the merits of Wisconsin School of Business’s decision to accept donations in order to not change its name is being assessed

green car

The Deutschlandstipendium, which sponsors students with a mixture of public and private funding, has disappointed some critics

buried in coins

Oxford and Cambridge maintain dominance as total number of donors falls

Steve Keen, Kingston University

Steve Keen laments loss of ‘time and freedom’ for universities’ ‘original thinkers’

money, cash

Adrian Furnham makes his case for a discerning approach to philanthropy

Donation money jar

Study shows that a quarter of UK alumni under 30 have donated to their university

Lima, Peru

Business asked to help improve infrastructure and teaching in Peru's universities

University senate opposes terms of proposed $10 million deal with businessmen to set up centre for the study of free enterprise

A man phones in front of portraits of the Salvador Dali (L) and Vincent Van Gogh (R)

Experts tell THE summit that Zuckerberg-Chan gift illustrates changing nature of philanthropy

The week in higher education cartoon (22 September 2016)

The good, the bad and the offbeat: the academy through the lens of the world’s media

Personal connection with students

New research shows the importance of fostering a ‘personal connection’ with students

Oxford college

The Atlantic Philanthropies gives £75 million to Rhodes Trust and £64.4 million for LSE inequality research

Cash transaction

University fundraising in Australia needs to catch up with the UK, says Nick Blinco

Money collapsing

Tuition fee income increases sharply as funding council cash declines, latest sector-level data shows

Row of increasing-sized pink piggy banks

Ross-CASE report finds that four-fifths of philanthropic donors to universities are alumni

A keyboard with a 'donate' key

Richard Budd mulls the logic of giving money to your alma mater