Britain

Debate over impact Scottish independence would have on universities

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Would Scotland's universities be helped or hurt if it leaves the United Kingdom?

Scrutiny for U. of Essex marketing memo

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Documents about marketing effort for British university draw analysis and criticism.

Study finds no meaningful salary premium between Britain's universities and former polytechnics

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Graduating from a leading British university doesn't yield much in terms of lifetime salary gains over attending a former polytechnic, study finds.

British universities sponsor soccer teams to attract foreign students

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British universities sponsor teams with goal of increasing international enrollments.

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

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

Instructor describes unsettling meeting with graduate student

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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"

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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

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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

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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

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

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