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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 to the International Higher Education Forum in London to an audience of leading global academics. Addressing the conference, Woolston said: “[Presidents] may be spending too […]

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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 Reputation Rankings 2015 have improved Edinburgh’s global ranking to 29th, placing it alongside other UK universities making the list such as Imperial College London and […]

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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 over the next decade. The decision from the university’s court follows a 12-month campaign involving over 1,300 students, with rallies and other events being led by […]