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What Chinese students want from UK universities – new research

A staggering 20% of globally-mobile higher education students come from China. Here's what they're looking for.
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ESRC has funded Professor Yasemin Soysal and the "Bright Futures": A Comparative Study of Internal and International Mobility of Chinese Higher Ed

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Are universities engines or products of economic growth?

Are universities engines or products of economic growth? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
To what extent can universities drive economic development – or vice versa? Rachael Pells explores the ways in which higher education and economic success interact
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Anna Valero, who comments in the article, is an ESRC innovation fellow at the London School of Economics.

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HE has a role to play in rebuilding social solidarity

HE has a role to play in rebuilding social solidarity | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In the Brexit referendum in the UK last June, and the US presidential election in November, two elements were especially powerful shapers of choice: whether voters had entered higher education or not, and whether voters lived in large cities or not.

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Author Simon Marginson is Director of the ESRC-funded Centre for Global Higher Education.

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Degrees benefit society – even when students don’t get ‘graduate jobs’

Degrees benefit society – even when students don’t get ‘graduate jobs’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Stop worrying about the expansion of higher education and look at the positives, say Francis Green and Golo Henseke

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Piece written by Francis Green and Golo Henseke, both from the ESRC-funded Centre for Research on Learning and Life Chances (LLAKES)

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Social mobility:  Education alone is not enough - wealthy parents will always make sure their children are ahead

Social mobility:  Education alone is not enough - wealthy parents will always make sure their children are ahead | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
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This article quotes a report from the ESRC funded Institute of Fiscal Studies

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Studying higher education

Studying higher education | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The University of Sheffield is taking a leading role in the UK’s first dedicated research centre to study higher education.

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Article on new ESRC centre - CGHE.

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Ideology: the enemy of a sane funding system

Ideology: the enemy of a sane funding system | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

David Willetts did much while he was minister for universities and science, but one thing he did not manage was to create a sustainable basis for funding higher education.

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The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies which is funded by the ESRC.

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Pupils' university access success 'depends on school'

Pupils' university access success 'depends on school' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Research finds "enormous" variations as to whether pupils with the same grades go on to university.
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ESRC funds the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods.

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