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It’s easy to laugh, but Britain is making steady progress in the space race. And with £40bn up for grabs, we should take it seriously
Skylon will be capable of reaching Earth's stratosphere in just 15 minutes
The Prime Minister was motivated to find ways of encouraging international students by anxiety at the effect of his immigration cap
The opportunities are huge, but so are the risks. The most important role Government can play is investing in digital infrastructure and getting businesses on board
A modern-day explorer has won a prestigious literary prize for a book about George Mallory's attempts to climb Mount Everest.
The bald head apparently now represents potency and decisiveness, but shiny-headed men are still on the sidelines
Britain's reputation as home to one of the world's thriving higher education sectors is under threat after a university was stripped of its right to admit foreigners, critics have said.
The man in line to become become the new university access watchdog has been treated "disgracefully" by Tory MPs, colleagues said yesterday.
Middle-ground institutions fear squeeze in 'bidding war' for students
A radical overhaul of university admissions is on the cards in the wake of evidence showing more than half the predictions of A-level grade passes are wrong.
Academics at Oxford University today passed a vote of no confidence in Universities Minister David Willetts.
It is a year to the day since David Willetts first took up his post as Universities Minister. Since then, he has had to endure his fair share of heckling from students opposed to his plans for raising tuition fees to up to £9,000 a year, engage in a battle to get his fees proposals through the Commons and spent hours burning the midnight oil on a White Paper on the future of higher education – which should see the light of day later this summer.
Cambridge University has led the way in becoming the first higher education institution to announce plans for charging the maximum £9,000-a-year fee for all its courses. It made it clear that one of the main reasons was that it expected "most if not all of our peers to charge the maximum".
Institutions intend to demand the top annual tuition charge of £9,000 despite new rules permitting this only in 'exceptional circumstances'
Hundreds of students will be paid £20,000 a year to study for a degree under a groundbreaking deal agreed between a top university and one of the country's largest graduate recruiters.
After exerting an unrivalled grip on Britain’s drinkers for centuries, the traditional pint of beer faces its first substantial competition: from a Whitehall-approved smaller measure.