Critics claim agency plans will bring in 'light touch' regulation by the back door. Jack Grove reports
Battle of the manifestos will likely centre around 'freeing the universities', fees and graduate tax. John Morgan reports
Policy continues to worry academics despite research councils' concession. Paul Jump writes
Early career researchers and other "poor" academics may be disadvantaged under the gold model of open access, evidence submitted to the Lords Science and Technology Committee has suggested.
Daniel Ploeger provokes minds through ‘body beautiful’. Matthew Reisz reports
Costs of failure increase for first years
Leeds scholar's calls for Cambodian reform backed by US president. Matthew Reisz writes
A group representing some of Europe's leading universities has withdrawn its support for a new ranking system funded by the European Union, warning that it could pose "a serious threat" to higher education.
Imperial College London is consulting on plans to move or close its Translation Studies Unit.
Temporary Lithuanian home for Belarusians offers unaccustomed freedom. Matthew Reisz reports
Amelia Fletcher, indie musician and the OFT's former chief economist, takes chair at 'creative' UEA
MIT astrophysicist predicts bonfire of the inanities within US sector. Chris Parr reports
A project to assess the impact on public universities of cutbacks in government support, emerging technological changes and competition from private and foreign providers has been launched in the US.
Matthew Reisz on University of Ulster's starring role in Londonderry's winning bid for 2013 honours
Tom Eckersley (1914-97) was one of Britain's foremost graphic designers of the 20th century.