Private providers

Old Trafford, Manchester

Class of ’92 to set up alternative provider teaching business, media and sport

Crosshair on money

Paper highlights possible negative impact of performance-related funding and for-profit universities on widening participation  

BPP University College

HMRC claims reorganisation of for-profit university’s owner may represent ‘abuse’ of VAT rules

degree awarding powers

Independent Higher Education survey indicates that new providers will look to compete with established universities in future

BPP University march

University of Buckingham and University of Law grab top ratings in UK’s new teaching assessment

US dollars

Indiana public higher education institution eyes for-profit online provider’s technological expertise

Group of people jumping in to the sea from a cliff

New data allow greater scrutiny of student retention in England’s ‘challenger’ institutions

anarchy sign painted on statue

Leading scholar says many countries have ‘neither the will nor the capacity’ to manage growth

playing ping pong

Lords may insist on changes if they scent chance of overturning UK government’s slim Commons majority

Michael Parkin illustration (9 March 2017)

Cramming study into the shortest possible time will impoverish the student experience and drive an even greater wedge between research-enabled permanent staff and the growing underclass of flexible teaching staff, says Tom Cutterham

Houses of Parliament, Westminster

Peers back further amendments to Higher Education and Research Bill

BPP University march

Institution’s university title and degree-awarding powers to be looked at

Pile of Chinese currency 100s of yuan

Country looks to private sector to increase student numbers even further

Pearson College London to mirror company's strategic direction in employer engagement and online
Trump: Make America Great

Stephen Hunt explores what The Donald means for for-profit universities 

A green pencil beside ticked boxes

Despite having some questions about how the bill will be implemented, Douglas Blackstock believes it is a force for good

Donald Trump pledge

John Morgan looks at what Trump U fraud claims could mean for US president-elect Donald Trump

Parent prays for students sitting college entrance exams, Seoul

Yeon-Cheon Oh says serving society can be as rewarding as getting rich

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Recent graduates teach at three to four universities a day to make ends meet, researcher finds during stint observing country’s private HE system

Mary Sue Coleman, Association of American Universities (AAU)

Association of American Universities president also says state of US public universities is like battle to save species from extinction