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Friday 01 October 2010
Students in England will be paying more for a public university degree course than those anywhere else in the world if fees rise to £5,000 a year, according to research published today.
Thursday 30 September 2010
Feeding babies milk enriched with nutrients to promote faster weight gain in infancy makes them fatter later in life, researchers suggest.
Thursday 23 September 2010
When Dante Micheaux, the award-winning American poet, rocked up in London last year at the age of 29 to undertake his PhD at UCL, he was shocked to discover how postgraduate and overseas students were treated. He had come from a Masters at New York University, which, like UCL, is a large, well-regarded university in a teeming multicultural city that markets itself as a global institution. He expected to find a lot of similarities. And, indeed, there are similarities. Both universities were founded at about the same time, NYU in 1831 and UCL in 1826. Both have large numbers of Nobel prize-winners as staff or former staff, and both do well in the Shanghai international league table of universities. NYU comes in at number 31 and UCL has a ranking of 21. But what bothered Micheaux was the relative neglect of postgraduates in the London institution.
Friday 17 September 2010
Scientists have identified the part of the brain that appears to control introspection – the ability to think about what you are thinking.
Thursday 16 September 2010
The combination of depression and heart disease is more deadly than either factor alone, researchers say.
Thursday 26 August 2010
Hell, said Sartre, is other people. After the elation of establishing contact with the outside world the 33 Chilean miners now must come to terms with a more protracted reality – how long it will take to dig the shaft which will bring them to the surface. It will mean finding ways to survive up to four months in the claustrophobic company of others.
Tuesday 24 August 2010
Thursday 29 July 2010
Police today ruled out any crimes linked to serial killer Peter Tobin at a second seaside property where he used to live.
Wednesday 14 July 2010
The Government should cut student places at second-rate universities to protect Britain's "world-class" research institutions, the head of University College London said today.
Thursday 10 June 2010
University lecturers are threatening national strike action over redundancies. They have rejected proposed changes to their pensions and are asking for a 4 per cent pay rise this year. Are such demands from the University and College Union realistic in such austere times for the economy? We would argue they are not, given the dire state of the public finances and the expected shortfall in the Universities Superannuation Scheme pension pot.
Thursday 03 June 2010
The new Business Secretary, Vince Cable, is quite right to single out the pay of vice-chancellors for attack. There have been extraordinary increases in vice-chancellors' salaries in the past decade: last year, their pay and benefits rose by more than 10 per cent.
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