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University finances face £17.5bn pensions squeeze

Universities face a new blow to their finances after the main pension fund deficit soared to £17.5bn. The Universities Superannuation Scheme now has the largest pensions deficit of any UK pension fund after it increased by £9bn last year. One expert said student fees may have to rise...
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Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region 2017

THE’s Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2017 analysed universities across 38 nations in East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania. The overall ranking features just over 200 universities from 13 different nations. The ranking uses the same performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings 2016-17, however the weightings were adjusted to reflect...
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Rise in poorer students dropping out of university

Rising numbers of students from more disadvantaged homes are dropping out of universities in England before completing their studies, figures show. The proportion of youngsters from disadvantaged families who do not continue after their first year has reached the highest level for five years, says the Office for...
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