Britain

Survey ranks satisfaction of European academics

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British academics -- senior and junior alike -- are the least satisfied in Europe. Swiss are the most content senior scholars, while Croatians are the most content junior professors, survey finds.

British universities urged to get more ambitious on fund-raising

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Institutions urged to invest more in development and to create strategies to get more alumni to donate.

British universities turn to marketing

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With more of an emphasis on tuition revenue, institutions focus on ways to attract students.

Study finds professoriate in England is aging

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As professors put off retirement, academics under 30 are having a tougher time starting their careers, study finds.

Gift starts effort at Oxford to adopt Ivy-style aid program

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Record-setting gift allows U. of Oxford to pursue goal of providing grants to all students below certain income levels.

British government moves to public-private competition in higher education

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Private institutions will compete for student slots with public universities under a new government policy.

British universities see rise in overseas applications, but drops from India

Universities see gains in applications, despite tougher regulations, but many institutions see sharp drops from India.

Funding council for British universities considers quality control system

Government funding council considers when student survey and graduation rate data should lead to unscheduled inspections of universities.

Plan floated in Britain for investors to pay tuition and for students to repay based on income

Leader of British university group floated idea of letting private investors pay tuition for some students, who would then repay a share of their subsequent income.

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.

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