British universities sponsor soccer teams to attract foreign students


British universities sponsor teams with goal of increasing international enrollments.

British universities see parents as targets for admissions and fund-raising


British universities start to focus on parents -- to recruit students and to solicit gifts.

Instructor describes unsettling meeting with graduate student


Instructor describes unsettling attempts by a graduate student to pass a master's defense.

Head of Scottish university critiques idea of promoting "knowledge for its own sake"


Leader of Scottish university sets off debate with his critique of traditional defense of the importance of knowledge.

British academics try to hide regional accents, study finds


Academics who aren't from the right parts of the UK try to speak "posh," study finds.

British social scientists propose new approach for ethics review


British scholars, like some of their American counterparts, want oversight that is distinct from that used for biomedical research.

When famous speakers on campus don't know why they are there

British business schools want famous guest lecturers -- and some of them go off-script.

British universities spend big to prepare for increase in tuition rates


British universities prepare for an increase in tuition rates.

Foreign universities consider how best to enter the MOOC market


Non-American universities consider different options for entering the MOOC market, which to date has been dominated by elite U.S. institutions.

University in Scotland lets TV viewers in Ghana vote on a scholarship


University in Scotland uses reality television to admit and provide a scholarship to a student from Ghana.



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