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Past articles by John:

UK government’s £1.6 billion Horizon clawback ‘breaks R&D pledge’

Unused funds earmarked for UK association to the European Union’s research programme returned to Treasury → Read More

US funder moves beyond elite to bankroll ‘heartland’ innovation

NSF Regional Innovation Engines scheme is place-based push to secure US strength in key technologies → Read More

Whitehall opposition to Braverman plan to cut UK graduate visa

Departments asked to set out positions on visas, with those resisting restrictions on post-study work options said to include Treasury → Read More

Free speech bill fans urge ministers to force home right to sue

Government tipped to win battle with peers who removed statutory tort and are ‘unwilling to compromise’ → Read More

Russell Group warns OfS to stay ‘impartial’ on free speech

Regulator tells universities free speech codes should cover teaching and academics will be polled, bringing ‘independence’ rebuke → Read More

Fairer loan system or graduate tax ‘could save government money’

UAL-commissioned report looks at alternatives inside and outside current system in wake of ‘regressive’ changes → Read More

Fiona Hill: higher education’s future ‘is on the line’

After elite universities took her from County Durham to White House, next Durham chancellor aims to work on spreading benefits of higher education beyond elites → Read More

Major nations urged to follow Korea’s school to HE funding shift

New Korean president’s plan to cut school funding to boost universities amid demographic and economic changes may be ‘prescient’ → Read More

Plan to limit international student recruitment ‘driven by No 10’

Proposals said to have brought opposition from DfE and to have potential to end post-study work rights for graduates of institutions deemed substandard → Read More

Peers oppose free speech bill’s prospect of ‘endless litigation’

Conservative ex-universities ministers aim to force government into rowing back on plans to allow universities to be sued over free speech → Read More

UK’s university investment zones echo US, but leave questions

Chancellor heralds switch of investment zone focus to higher education institutions in ‘left-behind areas’ → Read More

Is Northern Gritstone a model for driving economic regeneration?

Science and technology investment fund created by universities of Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield injects first capital to fuel innovation shift → Read More

Truss plans ‘mean more research money’ for ‘golden triangle’

Labour conference hears that levelling up is now ‘dead’ for Tories, meaning alternative vision for regional innovation needed → Read More

Cintana seeks million-strong global student network

US education firm involving ASU has 12 global partners and foresees future growth bringing scope to collect student learning data on mass scale → Read More

Buckingham chair resigns after ‘losing confidence’ in v-c

‘Anyone who thinks the university is in good shape is deluded,’ says former Morgan Stanley executive in resignation letter → Read More

Will Labour commit to a graduate tax in England?

Starmer also expected to consider ‘fudge’ manifesto pledge to review university funding, with party set to drop Corbyn-era policy → Read More

Free Speech Union legal pressure forces Essex harassment changes

Case spotlights FSU’s influence and prospect of its mounting bigger legal actions against universities once free speech bill becomes law → Read More

English free speech bill stalls but ministers ‘remain committed’

Clash of views on whether controversial legislation’s support is dwindling and whether it will be carried over to next session of Parliament → Read More

Students ‘could save £40K’ by cancelling gap years before reforms

Potential for ‘mass cancellation of gap years’ in rush for 2022 entry as finance expert warns 2023 starters could face huge hike in costs → Read More

UK regional innovation pilots ‘should shun Silicon Valley myth’

Levelling-up plans for ‘innovation accelerators’ bring hope for local decisions on R&D, but warnings against Whitehall’s ‘Stanford-Silicon Valley’ concept → Read More