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Press rewind on political thinkers to fast-forward

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

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

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

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

Would John Williams’ Stoner survive today?

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 (£)

QS World Subject Rankings

Nepal earthquake

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