Private sector

Balloons caught in tree

Universities were once urged to ape the governance models of the Square Mile, but big business could learn from some collegiate practices, suggests Malcolm Gillies

Jo Johnson, minister

US-owned institution becomes Arden University

Aare Afe Babalola= interview, Afe Babalola University

We talk to the lawyer, academic, former pro-chancellor and founder of a private university in Nigeria

Complexity of government initiatives to help commercialise university research under scrutiny 

Court gavel

Tribunal judge notes Raj Kumaran’s ‘unblemished disciplinary record’

'Uncertainties' following takeover of the private university mean it will not take part in talks to form group, says Regent's head

An investigation into a for-profit college by the UK’s quality watchdog has found that a fifth of students in a sample failed to show up to any classes at all, despite receiving public funding

A hand reaching out to take a rolled up copy of a degree certificate

Applications suspended until audit of processes and guidance is complete

Paul Bateman illustration (4 June 2015)

The headmaster of the independent college reflects on his move to the helm of a private university

Children inside water pipes, Marina Beach, Chennai, India

James Tooley ran into trouble while researching low-cost private education in developing nations

The University of Warwick has scrapped controversial plans to use a scheme called TeachHigher to employ hourly paid teaching and research staff

Watchdog finds reports of fighting in classroom at private provider and sets six-week deadline for action plan

Amity chancellor claims traditional institutions are lagging behind on research investment

Admissions procedures and student retention at St Patrick’s flagged, as well as ‘fighting in the classroom’, although other areas pass scrutiny

The marks of private provider’s first cohort of graduates make Anthony Grayling feel more vindicated than ever

But Home Office revokes private college’s licence to sponsor overseas students

QAA to review AA Hamilton College after identifying ‘a number of significant weaknesses’

SLC fee payments to private college suspended pending BIS investigation with a QAA report expected in April

The public cost of the coalition government’s private college “fiasco” could be in the region of £100 million

The government wants to cut the number of students with public funding recruited by “poorer quality” private colleges offering sub-degree courses

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