Britain

Oxford activists issue new demands after university announces it won't remove statue of Rhodes

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After U of Oxford rejects student demands to remove a statue of Cecil John Rhodes, protesters issue a new set of demands related to racial issues on campus.

Should universities worry about radical Islam on their campuses?

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University leaders at international conference reject idea that their campuses have become incubators for violence -- and urge governments to stop viewing higher education in this way.

New report on cross-border higher education

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A new report from the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education argues that colleges should consider cross-border operations if they want to secure a spot in fast-changing higher education systems.

U.K. Cracks Down on Student Visa, English Language Testing Fraud

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The Home Office revokes the right to host foreign students for 3 universities and 57 private colleges and launches a criminal investigation into widespread English language testing fraud at Educational Testing Service centers.

Clashes over religiously motivated gender segregation at Canadian, British campuses

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If a student or group requests a gender-segregated setup for religious reasons, does the university have a responsibility to accommodate? 

New College of the Humanities enrolls first class amidst questions on price and profits

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New College of the Humanities, in London, seeks to meld the American liberal arts and Oxford tutorial models. But critics have focused on its £18,000 annual price tag and its corporate structure.

British higher education faces tension over foreign student immigration

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In stripping London Metropolitan of the right to sponsor international students, regulators cite "systemic failures." But the debate over the university's fate is entangled with larger debates about international students and immigration.

 

Admissions reforms unsettle British universities

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Proposed reforms have some universities threatening to withdraw from centralized system.

British university graduates from wealthier families earn more, postgraduation, than others in same programs and institutions

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Study finds those who entered British universities wealthier than others earn more after graduation -- even from the same programs at the same institutions.

Study finds researchers in Britain and Australia skip the truth to get research grants

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Seeking to win funds, researchers in Australia and Britain regularly exaggerate and lie about impact of their projects, study finds.

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