University funding/finances

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

Student demonstrators holding 'Debtors class of 2031' sign

But a federal income-contingent system is called for in a book co-authored by Brookings Institution fellow

Nicholas Dirks at the THE World Academic Summit

Nicholas Dirks tells THE summit that free tuition would enable government to 'control' public research universities 

Former secretary of labor tells THE summit that growing inequality in admissions is ‘national tragedy in the making’

Loan pot cut by two thirds, claims Rafizi Ramli of People’s Justice Party 

University lecture hall packed full of students

But others say shifting the problem back to students would simply be the ‘easy way out’ instead of prioritising HE in state budgets

Radcliffe Camera and All Souls College, University of Oxford

Louise Richardson also reiterates fears that EU academics may leave Oxford over Brexit

Professor_Louise_Richardson_by_John_Cairns_4.9.15-A-20 University of Oxford Vice Chancellor

Louise Richardson says Asian and US universities are hot on Oxford’s heels while Brexit vote is already affecting the institution’s researchers

Burning tyre

Government support means low- and middle-income students will not have to pay extra

Australian Old Parliament House and New Parliament House, Canberra

QUT v-c warns sector vulnerable when budget ‘reality finally hits’

Smiling young woman wearing comedy sunglasses

But UK students at universities abroad will lose out from the falling pound

Peter Mandelson biting nails

Cuts to public teaching funding may have ‘gone too far’, MMU chancellor and creator of Browne review also tells THE

Tuition fees and participation rates (22 September 2016)

Education at a Glance report brings warning from director for education, who also says US private fees bear ‘no relationship’ to quality

Oil derricks

Environmental organisation praises UK sector for climate efforts but calls for universities to do more

Man holding fan of British fifty pound notes

Analysis of Labour Force Survey data reveals extent of earnings boost for university leavers

Man falls from flyboarding

Additional fee income could be diverted to fund research, warns Hepi paper

Cyclist outside University of Cambridge

Politically significant figure shows ‘funding gap’ per student of £7,700

Growing piles of British pound coins

Thirty-six higher education institutions to charge maximum for all their programmes

Businessman making a choice

But teaching champion forced to forgo as much as £1.5 million of hoped-for income

University of Cape Town

Sixteen of country’s 26 institutions face ‘financial distress’ next year