More than a quarter of those who take part in the Erasmus scheme meet their long-term partner while studying abroad, and more than one million babies may have been produced as a result

EU's Erasmus study abroad programme is 'responsible for 1m babies'

Where to find love in the 21st century? Dating websites and quick-fire smartphone apps are all very well, but it turns out that young people searching for the partner of their dreams could do a lot worse than enrolling in the European Union’s educational exchange programme.

Ministers and employers have been pressing the need for more students to opt for courses giving them the skills the UK needs to compete in the global market

Universities increasingly take on new students with vocational qualifications instead of A-levels

Growing numbers of teenagers with top-class vocational qualifications are being recruited by UK universities while the number with A-levels dwindle, according to figures released today.

The Devon university spent more than £24,000 on a staff trip to Miami this year

Plymouth University 'spent £150,000 on 7 chairs' after protests against potential job losses

Meanwhile job losses have prompted lecturer protests

Already the 60,000 undergraduates at English universities from EU countries owe £690 million in outstanding debts

60,000 more university places may mean more unpaid student loans

Repayments from EU students will be harder to collect, says think tank report

A gay pride event

British universities becoming more gay-friendly, says Stonewall

British universities are becoming more gay-friendly, according to a major new study by a gay rights charity.

The Guildhall School of Music and Drama is to offer a BA degree in Performance and Creative Enterprise

BA in beatboxing? Top conservatoire offers ‘groundbreaking’ performing arts degree

Beatboxing will be part of a new degree

Hamish McHamish, St Andrews' town cat, goes for a stroll
The QS world university rankings praised the standard of research in science and technology at ICL

QS university world rankings: Imperial College London leapfrogs Oxford to join Cambridge as best British university

College rises from fifth position last year to joint second internationally

The survey revealed that nearly half of students (44 per cent) have seen sexualised images of women around their university that made them feel uncomfortable

Universities must unite to beat 'lad culture' sexism on campus, claims NUS

One third of women have reported unwanted sexual advances

Onwards march: Students are being asked to focus on employment rather than intellectual developmen

Sexism at university: A third of women students experience unwelcome sexual advances

The President of the NUS has suggested a 'cross-institutional strategy' with UK universities to target sexism on campus

One in two women in the UK now have university degrees

Britain has one of highest rates of university participation - yet literacy remains low

The drive to send more British people to university has failed to produce a rise in literacy and numeracy skills, a major international study has revealed.

Florida Polytechnic University builds library with a twist - no books

Students at Florida’s newest university are being forced to embrace the digital world, now it has opened one of the first bookless libraries.

Acclaimed author and academic, Marina Warner

Marina Warner compares UK university managers to 'Chinese communist enforcers'

Novelist and former professor in the Department of Literature, Film & Theatre Studies at the University of Essex launches a scathing attack

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