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Labour would end free market in higher education, says Rayner

Angela Rayner will tell the University and College Union conference that universities ‘are there for all of us’. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA A Labour government would end the “failed free-market experiment in higher education”, taking a tougher line on vice-chancellors’ pay and improving academic diversity, the shadow education secretary is set to announce. Angela Rayner will outline a series of major policy steps that ... Read More »

Bank and tech shares lead stock market higher a 4th straight day

US stocks climbed for the fourth straight day Tuesday as strong earnings continued to pull the market closer to the record high it set in late January. Industrial companies rose and banks moved higher as interest rates increased. Gains for Microsoft and Google’s parent company, Alphabet, helped technology companies. Companies including Hertz, Etsy, and Mosaic climbed after their results surpassed ... Read More »

Cheques, balances, degrees: How will Budget 2018 impact higher education?

(Getty Images/iStockphoto) The union budget 2018 has big-ticket plans for higher education. It has earmarked Rs 85,000 crore. There are plans for 24 new medical colleges and hospitals, 18 schools of planning and architecture (SPA) and research fellowships. It has also introduced the Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems in Education scheme to grant loans to higher education institutions. Is it enough ... Read More »

The many problems with a market for higher education

In April this year, the Office for Students will become the “regulator and competition authority” for the English higher education sector. The establishment of this authority, complete with its own “chief executive”, captures perfectly the transition of the country’s university sector, where income from tuition fees has gradually supplanted direct government funding over the last few decades. This process of government-encouraged marketisation — one ... Read More »

‘Higher Education and Silicon Valley’

Despite what might be said while discussing today’s current political climate, higher education does not exist in a bubble. Higher education is twisted and pulled in many directions by local issues that play out in the economy, housing and transportation sectors of the communities it serves. In Higher Education and Silicon Valley (Johns Hopkins University Press), co-authors W. Richard Scott and Michael W. ... Read More »

Generation Z is starting university – but is higher education ready?

Change is coming and this new generation of students is leading it. Photograph: Alamy We all know that there’s a change coming in higher education, and it’s not only government agencies and Brexit driving it. A new digitally innate generation of students is just beginning to enter our universities, prompting the question: are we ready for this influx of industrious, ... Read More »

Nasdaq, S&P 500 close higher as tech stocks rally while Dow dips

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen The Nasdaq and S&P 500 finished higher while the Dow industrials closed fractionally lower Wednesday as Federal Reserve policy meeting minutes indicated a reduction in the central bank’s economy-boosting balance sheet could begin soon, and technology stocks rallied amid a disappointing manufacturing report and a tumble in crude futures. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.01% finished down ... Read More »

Understand Higher Cost Of Technical Debt Through Reliable Online Videos

Debt is somewhat a disastrous part of your part. It might not be an intentional motive, but turns out to be life threatening too. There are some times, when you might come across people, who have ended their lives due to debt. Well, technical debt is one such issue, which needs to be curbed down, as soon as possible. If ... Read More »

Dow Ends 0.14% Higher As Tech Shares Gain; Brexit Fear Ebbs

U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, led by gains in technology shares as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was optimistic about the economy and played down the risk of a recession, while concern over the upcoming British referendum remained subdued. Yellen, however, warned that the British vote on Thursday on whether to stay in the European Union, alongside a U.S. hiring ... Read More »

Sensex Ends Over 550 points better On Hopes Of higher Monsoon

3:50 p.m.: The Sensex ended 576 points better at 25,881 and Nifty superior 186 factors to cease at 7,935. three:08 p.m.: pinnacle Nifty gainers: Tech Mahindra (+10 in keeping with cent), IndusInd financial institution (+5 in keeping with cent), ICICI bank (+four.five in step with cent), BHEL (+3.ninety fiveconsistent with cent) and Larsen & Toubro (+three.76 in step with cent). ... Read More »