Partnership of five universities has so far helped new businesses raise more than £1bn

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Subra Suresh fears that business short-termism, increasing research costs and worries over cybersecurity are undermining the incentives to invest

Comments by Sir Keith Burnett follows criticisms from business minister than some universities held a 'snobbish' attitude to the courses

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The most popular higher education articles of the year, based on website traffic

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Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy aims to equip graduates with the ‘soft skills’ required for industry or academia

British Council announces new partnership as Indian prime minister visits UK

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New vice-chancellor Hugh Brady hopes innovation programmes will spur graduates to become social and business entrepreneurs

Ruth Kelly, St Mary's University, Twickenham

The former Labour Cabinet minister talks about her foray into the world of university senior management

Campuses are one of the ‘strongest bits of the innovation system’ and will be crucial to its ‘rebuild’, conference hears

Inspired by previous movement in 1960s, PhD students say that ‘science is not neutral’ and urge scientists to confront their assumptions

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It seems unlikely that charity donors will want to pay for university research overheads – but someone will have to eventually

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Australian advocates of alternative treatments lobby Canberra for more state funding for research

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Fledgling company reaches out to the US sector to help broker university and industry collaboration

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Fundraising consultant says management restructure would increase industry funding to HE

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Global analysis shows hospital studies increasingly important but industry publications dip

Academy Award-winning actor visits archives and old laboratories where the famous British scientist worked

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C’est chic: British fashion schools triumph in inaugural Business of Fashion global ranking

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We talk to the new chancellor of the University of Westminster

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Ellie Bothwell introduces our four ‘innovation indicators’ and reveals the strongest performers as we visualise a new ranking based on university-industry collaboration

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Industry-focused offshoot with Jaguar Land Rover link offers teaching from school to manager level