Politics

Fishing beach in Bahrain

Electrical engineering professor Khalil Al-Halwachi jailed for 10 years on 'fabricated' weapons charges

Stop

Government warned against further reductions in sector funding in upcoming budget

Houses of Parliament, Westminster

Government deal with opposition clears path to pass bill ahead of election

University of Oxford Encaenia Procession 2010. Porter watching
Next UK government urged to ease uncertainty threatening university sector
France

Matthew Reisz reflects on what the two remaining presidential candidates might mean for higher education

Protest

Conservative leadership candidate calls for federal research funding to be conditional on ‘free speech’

Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

John Morgan looks at reports PM may ‘soften’ stance on students and net migration figures 

A couple walking down steps with graffiti in the background

On the eve of the first round of France’s presidential elections, Matthew Reisz considers its complex higher education sector and the appetite among politicians, institutions and academics for reform

Washing up

Government concessions needed ‘if it is not to lose its bill’, senior Labour peer warns

 September 10, 2016: Hungarian policemen watching the Serbia Hungarian border fence

Hungarian prime minister says the ‘milk has curdled’ with institution’s support for immigrants

Theresa May entering 10 Downing Street, London

Some aspects of university reform – including parts of the TEF – could ‘turn to dust’, says Nick Hillman

John Morgan looks at how the HE Bill's future, the impact of Brexit and Labour's fee plans are all election issues for universities

Westminster underground station

Government pressured for concessions to avert defeat on amendment to HE Bill 

Auckland, New Zealand

Universities New Zealand highlights university entry gap between ethnic groups

Man held at gunpoint

University’s head of Brexit strategy urges universities to apply pressure over ‘essential’ priority

Lumberjack competition, Australia
Universities’ support for uncapped numbers leaves ministers with limited choices
Welcome mat

UUK poll ahead of key Commons vote finds only 26 per cent see students ‘as immigrants’

Budapest

The American-Hungarian institution proves that learning through diversity is not an impossible dream, says Marvin Lazerson

A man holds up a sign with the text 'Don't close CEU, Orban in to the jail" as students and teachers of the Central European University protest. Hungary

Global academic leaders have found themselves powerless against Hungary’s government

Gibraltar, the rock

University of Gibraltar vice-chancellor Daniella Tilbury reflects on how Brexit negotiations are awakening old insecurities