University funding/finances

Sharing pizza

Benefits of proposals for reducing the tax costs of sharing university equipment outweighed by legal and financial hurdles, according to N8 research group

Gordon Marsden, MP Blackpool South, Shadow Minister Further Education Skills & Regional Growth

Fee rises confirmed today will have a negative effect on social mobility, writes Gordon Marsden

Man carrying a European Union (EU)-branded umbrella

Research league calls for funding decision makers to see UK partners as desirable

Sandhill cranes in flight above corn fields, Kearney, Nebraska

Alan Ruby sings the praises of the less-heralded face of US higher education

Smiling man with banknotes stuffed in ears and hands

Offa concerned that institutions lack evidence for effectiveness of outlay on bursaries and fee waivers

Man riding medical blood motorbike

No staff will be lost, says Durham vice-chancellor

chris day newcastle

Tyneside-educated scientist to lead institution from next year

People competing in marathon, Scotland

Scottish students less likely to be offered a place than rest-of-UK and non-EU applicants, according to watchdog

Long queues at an EU border crossing in Hungary

Fewer students expected to come to UK from Continent in wake of Brexit

Men looking at car stuck under garage door

Survey also finds cases of foreign scientists opting against taking up UK jobs

Elderly man sitting alone in rows of deckchairs

Market shocks caused by Brexit vote may have implications for sector’s largest pension scheme

Dialogue

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

Silicon Valley

CEO lobby group in Canada says government should introduce policies to retain talented graduates

Endurance

Minister backs continued UK success in EU’s Horizon 2020 and pledges to press ahead with HE bill

Ireland flag

Higher education institutions in Ireland should face financial penalties if they do not hit targets on diversity, report recommends

Nightclub doorman (bouncer) glaring at camera

Meanwhile government says fees could be a maximum of nearly £12,000 by 2025-26 under TEF rises with inflation

People collapse while building human tower

But finance committee minutes show concern over pace of expansion and there is disquiet over how a £280 million loan was approved

Australian Parliament, Canberra

Australian v-cs attack Go8 over its criticisms of demand-driven system

University College London

Revelation follows comments by provost to academics that university is 'barely financially sustainable'

James Fryer illustration (16 June 2016)

The winners of the Times Higher Education and Hepi referendum essay contest