University funding/finances

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Canadian academic argues people should get access to free higher education in return for their contribution to society

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Possible mass resignation of external examiners in pay dispute raises concerns about sector’s use of contracts, says legal expert

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Mendonça Filho scotches rumours of plans to introduce fees

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Institutions face losing up to a quarter of their total funding council grant as cuts from Welsh government bite

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Study says that staff and students are uncertain about how to maximise the educational potential of flexible teaching spaces

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The argument that v-cs will jump ship if their salary doesn’t match that of commercial comparators rings hollow

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Glyn Davis was ‘reluctant supporter’ of full fee deregulation, dropped ahead of July election, and now backs plan for ‘flagship’ courses

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Vice-chancellors remain concerned about reputation impact of dividing universities into three tiers

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Alternative providers should also be able to charge £9,000 tuition fees, says government

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Government postpones introduction of differential fee caps in response to higher education sector concerns

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Plans for 'failure regime' also on the agenda for higher education bill after Queen's Speech

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Two-day strike over 'insulting' 1.1 per cent pay rise offer may affect student exams and marking

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Review of ‘targeted allocations’ benefits many small and specialist institutions, but some see cutbacks

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Royal Irish Academy warns that low tuition fees and funding cuts pose a grave risk to province’s universities and wider economy

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Province will submit proposals in ‘coming weeks’ in a bid to avoid sudden wage increases

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Tuition fee income increases sharply as funding council cash declines, latest sector-level data shows

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Vice-president of Ghana says institutions must develop ‘sustainable’ financing

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But the vice-chancellor of the University of Ghana says academics must still 'push' for recognition

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Ross-CASE report finds that four-fifths of philanthropic donors to universities are alumni

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Richard Budd mulls the logic of giving money to your alma mater