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Students and women’s groups have written an open letter to the UN to condemn gender segregation at British universities.

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University staff told pair their t-shirts, showing Jesus and the Prophet Mohammed, could constitute harassment of a religious group

Students win LSE apology over ban on T-shirts depicting Prophet Mohamed and Jesus Christ

A leading university has apologised to two students who were threatened with expulsion from a freshers' fair if they failed to cover T-shirts depicting a cartoon of the Prophet Mohamed and Jesus Christ.

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Stop and Search: Drugs and the aggravating factor of being black

A study has found that in forces across England and Wales, drug policy was a major cause of racial inequality in the justice system

Happy days: David Cameron in Svalbard, Norway on a 2006 trip designed to expound his green credentials

Cameron is at a turning point on climate change

Either he stands with sceptics in his own party, or sides with the the scientific community

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with a strong emphasis on science, engineering and technological education and research. Founded 1861.

The top 100 universities in the world - QS rankings

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Imperial College is one of the London universities that Tim Hands has suggested might be a new 'super league'

The end of Oxbridge dominance?

The Oxbridge ‘hegemony’ will end as a new ‘super Ivy League’ of universities emerges, a leading headmaster has said

Cranfield School of Management

History: Management has been part of Cranfield University since the Fifties. Founded on an old RAF site as the first postgraduate college of aeronautics, when it decided its students needed management training. It grew out of industrial need, not ivory towers. The school was formally established in 1967, making it one of the three oldest business schools in the UK.

European Parliament elections: 'Ukip' threat reduced' in new system

David Cameron's best hope of seeing his Conservatives beat the UK Independence Party (Ukip) into third place in next year's European Parliament elections may hinge on changing the voting system so voters can choose eurosceptic Tory candidates, according to a study published today.

Apathy over pensions ‘will lead to huge future bills’

Britain is at a pension crossroads which could leave businesses facing a massive bill in the future.

City’s reputation for straight dealing must be protected

Entry to the City of London must be hard-earned in the eyes of the world. Otherwise there will be lasting damage

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