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MP Layla Moran’s anger at Dubai’s Oxford University centre claim

[ad_1] Image copyright Government of Dubai Media Office Image caption The published photo included Dubai's minister of cabinet affairs and the future, and minister for artificial intelligence The Dubai government's promotion of an Oxford University research centre that does not exist is "disgraceful", an MP has said.Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran said a press release from Dubai's media office about the Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Future Research
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‘Ditch predicted grades’ from university admissions

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Universities in the UK should stop using predicted grades when people are applying for places, say lecturers and head teachers.A study from the University and College Union says no other developed country uses such a system of forecasts of results for university admissions.The lecturers say most predicted grades turn out to be incorrect.Head teachers have backed calls for a change, saying the current approach is
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Harvard University ‘discriminates against Asian-Americans’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvard is one of the world's most prestigious universities Harvard University is discriminating against Asian-American applicants, a non-profit group suing the flagship US academic institution has claimed.Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) said Harvard preferred white, black and Hispanic applicants, some less qualified than Asian-American ones.It said Harvard consistently ranked Asian-American applicants lowest on personal traits such as likeability.Harvard denied this, saying admission rates
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Which university courses boost graduates’ wages the most?

[ad_1] Going to university should mean you earn more over your lifetime. But how much difference does the choice of university and subject actually make? The impact these educational decisions have on English students - after taking into account their background and how well they were doing academically before university - has been calculated for the first time by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.So if you know what kind of
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University is Pompey’s top summer signing

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images When a gruff US media tycoon says: "Drop everything else and do that," they're not usually talking about a university sponsorship deal.But former Disney boss Michael Eisner, now owner of Portsmouth Football Club, is a passionate advocate of a partnership that will see the University of Portsmouth's logo being unveiled on the team's shirt later this month.Corporate sponsors might more often be airlines, online gambling
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Background, subject and university ‘all impact earnings’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Family background, subject choice and university have a significant impact on English students' earnings five years after graduation, new data shows.Figures compiled by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) show economics and medicine students earn about 60% more than history and English graduates.Those from the highest social groups have an 8% premium on earnings, while every A at A-level adds about 3%.The data controls for
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Cambridge University asks for help attracting black students

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Cambridge University says it needs the "support of schools and parents" to help increase the number of black British students it enrols.A freedom of information request by the Financial Times showed some Cambridge colleges admitted no black British students between 2012 and 2016.The university told the newspaper it would not be able to improve diversity "on its own".The figures follow criticism of Oxford University for similar
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Black applicants ‘face more university fraud claims’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Creative Image caption Around 9% of students applying to universities are black Black students are more likely to have their university applications flagged for potential fraud or errors than any other ethnic group, according to data from the Ucas admissions service.Of the 5,160 forms flagged between 2013 and 2017, 52% were from black students.Ucas said it was unclear why this is the case and it would
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University of Southern California president quits in gynaecology scandal

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The gynaecologist in the case worked at the university for 30 years The president of the University of Southern California (USC) has quit amid a scandal over the alleged actions of a former college gynaecologist.CL Max Nikias has agreed to step down, with the university facing several lawsuits and accusations of a cover up.The lawsuits accuse George Tyndall, who worked at a university clinic
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Oxford University ‘failing’ on diversity, says Lammy

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption David Lammy has accused the university of "social apartheid" before Oxford University remains "a bastion of white, middleclass, Southern privilege" after "glacial" progress on improving diversity, David Lammy has said. The Labour MP told the BBC the university was "failing badly".His comments came as Oxford University data revealed about a third of its colleges accepted three or fewer black applicants, in the past three