Monthly Archives: October 2013

Overseas applications hold up despite visa crackdown | News | Times Higher Education

Overseas applications hold up despite visa crackdown  |  John Morgan | Times Higher Education | 31 October 2013

THE survey shows non-EU students outside India largely undeterred by coalition measures. Indian postgraduate applications to some UK universities with global reputations have plunged by nearly 30 per cent this year in the wake of the government’s crackdown on immigration.


OFT scrutinises sector: could it challenge the fees cap?

OFT scrutinises sector: could it challenge the fees cap?  |  John Morgan | Times Higher Education | 24 October 2013

The Office of Fair Trading’s decision to examine English higher education could spell trouble for the £9,000 fee cap and may introduce true price competition to the academy, some in the sector believe.


Disgust at lag in funding results

Disgust at lag in funding results | Andrew Trounson | The Australian Higher Education | 23 October, 2013

NOBEL Prize-winning astronomer Brian Schmidt has blasted bureaucratic delays in the announcement of this year’s Future Fellowship winners.He said he was “disgusted” researchers now had to spend weeks applying for next year’s round simply because they did not know whether they had won a 2013 fellowship.


Pay ratios point to massive inequality

Pay ratios point to massive inequality |  David Matthews | Times Higher Education | 17 October 2013

Cut wages at top to underwrite living wage to all, say Young Greens Pay in higher education is more unequal than previously thought, according to a report, and only a “small handful” of universities know how much their outsourced staff are being paid.


Ranking of unis is ‘bad science’

Ranking of unis is ‘bad science’ | Julie Hare | The Australian Higher Education | 16 October, 2013

RANKINGS expert Simon Marginson has called on leading universities to band together and expose the weakness of well-known rankings, including the Times Higher Education and QS league tables.