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British university may bar sale of alcohol on parts of campus

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London Metropolitan U., seeking to be more sensitive to Muslim students, may restrict alcohol sales.

Study finds leadership gap in British academe

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Survey of British academics finds they are more likely to rely on colleagues than on their administrators or their unions.

English universities face new budget and enrollment realities

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Under new budget system, new institutions will face budget cuts and enrollment declines.

Britain's oversight agency has limited knowledge of private institutions

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Britain's quality assurance agency has no information about the quality of most private institutions participating in government's loan program.

British government holds off on higher education reform legislation

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Government delays legislation that would have increased role of for-profit higher ed, but many believe sector will still expand.

Increasing numbers of students pursue British degrees outside of Britain

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One-sixth of those studying for a degree do so without stepping foot in the country.

British government wants to create new graduate university

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Another country adopts idea of recruiting a university for graduate-only programs, focused on promoting business growth.

Potential of the 'Arab Spring'

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At gathering of European university leaders, speakers urge them (and American counterparts) to promote reforms in Middle Eastern higher education.

A Competition to Avoid?

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British academics find odds so long to win funding in the social sciences that some wonder why they bother trying.

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