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Archive of Media headlines

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Press rewind on political thinkers to fast-forward

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Dr Angus Gowland (UCL History) says that claiming “today’s political problems might be better addressed by the doctrines of Bentham, Rousseau or Plato” was an unpromising approach. Read: THE (£)

No way of knowing: post-election policy assessments

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Professor Lorraine Dearden (UCL Institute of Education) comments on the levels of spending cuts the parties are proposing in non-protected departments such as BIS. Read: THE (£)

THE 100 Under 50 Rankings 2015 results

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Commenting on the THE’s 100 Under 50 rankings, Professor Simon Marginson (UCL Institute of Education) says : “Given the fast-moving growth of published science in East Asia, by another 15 years or so there will be significant growth in East Asian universities in the top 200”. Read: THE (£)

Russell Group universities are the most successful fundraiser

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Lori Houlihan (UCL Development & Alumni Relations) comments on the role of philanthropy in higher education institutions. Read: Guardian

Would John Williams’ Stoner survive today?

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Dr Rachel Carey (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) asks if the protagonist of John Williams’ Stoner would survive in today’s academic world. Read: THE (£)

Britain is facing a life expectancy timebomb

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Commenting on a new study which suggests Britons will live up to four years longer than official estimates, Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) says: “We should not see more spending on pensions and health care for people living longer as a problem. It is a success”. Read: Daily Mail, More: Telegraph, BBC News, Daily Express

Send childrens' homework abroad to be marked

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Dr Rebecca Allen (UCL Institute of Education) says that schools should consider sending their pupils’ work abroad to be marked to cut down on teachers’ workload. Read: Independent, More: Daily Express, Times (£), Daily Mail

QS World Subject Rankings

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UCL features in the global top ten for six subjects in the latest QS rankings which compares universities by faculty. Read: Times (£)

Nepal earthquake

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Professor Anthony Costello (UCL Institute for Global Health) explains what Nepal needs most following last weekend’s earthquake. Listen: BBC Radio Wales ‘Good Morning Wales’ (from 2 hours 10 mins)

How earthquake safety measures could have saved thousands of lives in Nepal

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Dr Ilan Kelman (UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction) explains some of the factors which made Nepal vulnerable to the recent earthquake. Read: The Conversation

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