Category - higher education

  • 17 Jul 2011

    Speaking in Britain, Desmond Tutu has said that God calls us to be his partners in changing a "crazy" world of extreme inequality.

  • 23 Jun 2011

    Pursuing the topic of the role of the university in an age of economic constraint and multiple other social and political pressures, Dr Andrew Hass from the University of Stirling proposes a fourfold way of rethinking universities and their purpose beyond the restrictive, and ultimately self-defeating, parameters set by the economic and business paradigms.

  • 8 Jun 2011

    Concerns about young people have made the news this week. There are fears of "sexualisation" and "radicalisation". Both words imply that young people cannot make choices themselves, but only passively accept what is imposed on them. And they distract attention from the policies of a government which is set to wreck the opportunities of countless young people.

  • 6 Jun 2011

    Richard Dawkins is under pressure over his commitment to teach in a new private university that has been branded as elitist by equality campaigners.

  • 6 Jun 2011

    The Prime Minister has been urged to cut military spending, nuclear weapons and arms trade subsidies as an alternative to cuts in education.

  • 30 May 2011

    Multinational arms firm BAE Systems were forced to abandon attempts to run a workshop at the University of Manchester last week amidst a series of protests.

  • 26 May 2011

    Lecturers have said that £600m earmarked for universities working with businesses is a “gimmick” that will not address university funding cuts.

  • 22 May 2011

    A report from a government-funded body has warned of the dangers of the coalition's policy of encouraging ‘for-profit’ providers in the higher education sector.

  • 13 May 2011

    Earlier this week, the universities minister David Willetts rushed to deny suggestions that the government would allow elite universities to sell off super-expensive extra places to wealthy students. But the furore led to another proposal receiving very little attention - the suggestion that private companies and charities should be allowed to fund their own university places.

  • 10 May 2011

    The Student Christian Movement is appalled by suggestions that elite universities should be allowed to sell off super-expensive places to wealthy students.