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Top US professor criticises UK universities’ ranking focus

A leading US academic has attacked British universities for their continued focus on leading reputational rankings rather than focusing on innovation. Valerie Woolston, based at the University of Maryland, spoke…

Edinburgh moves up seventeen places in Times global rankings

A recent ranking of global universities has seen a seventeen place rise for the University of Edinburgh, the highest ranking amongst Scottish universities. The prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World…

New government consultation proposes controversial changes to rectorial elections

The future basis of rectorial elections at Scotland’s ‘ancient’ universities may be under threat as a result of proposals contained within a new Scottish Government consultation. The Scottish Government Consultation…

Glasgow University becomes first in Europe to divest in fossil fuels

The University of Glasgow has become the first university in Europe to divest from the fossil fuel industry, with the University’s leaders announcing a withdrawal of £18 million in investments…

Report highlights skills and social mobility gap for UK graduates

The UK is still lagging behind many other developed nations in skills and literacy levels, despite a major expansion in university graduates. According to the ‘Education at a Glance’ report…

New Freshers’ poll shows student support for ‘No’ in referendum

A poll of new Edinburgh University students’ voting intentions for next week’s independence referendum has revealed a strong lead for the ‘No’ campaign. The poll conducted by the University’s Politics…