Private sector


US, Australia show 'overly generous' rules on for-profits are dangerous, say researchers

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Overleaf’s John Hammersley on what drove his doctorate and transition from universities to industry


Too often universities are not speaking early enough with private accommodation providers on what types of provision are needed, a conference hears

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Weiming Education Group, the largest provider of private schools in China, is branching out into the US

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Academic casts doubt on universities’ spin-off success and impact on SMEs

Giant magnet attracting money

Times Higher Education World University Rankings data reveal the 20 best institutions based on private-sector investment per academic


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

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Comments come amid debate over whether to permit for-profit institutions to operate in the country

Jackie Hunter, Stratified Medical

We talk to the research council CEO about pharmaceutical drugs modelling and a childhood interest in studying animal remains

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Meanwhile, Elim Foursquare Gospel Alliance and Chinese medicine college among those allocated publicly funded places

Money being put into for-profit university (illustration)

Allowing private sector to flourish is best route to vastly increase access to ‘good, not great’ higher education, BRICS and Emerging Economies Universities Summit hears

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

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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