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Universities and free speech: treading a fine line

  Do UK universities have a problem with free speech? A few weeks ago a new incident, this time at UCL, reanimated the debate surrounding liberty of speech at these UK institutions.  According to the Independent, a student reporter was threatened with dismissal after obtaining information on forecasts that the university ...

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Brexit: a disaster for British universities?

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On a side street on the UCL university campus in Bloomsbury, London, a team of scientists work on the epigenetics of complex traits and diseases: looking at the effect of genetics and environment on common diseases, their research could have huge implications for the future of healthcare and science. In Finland, ...

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LinkedIn buys online education firm Lynda.com for $1.5bn

LinkedIn is expanding offerings to its users

Professional social network LinkedIn has bought US online learning business Lynda for $1.5bn (£1.1bn), expanding offerings for its audience of professional users. Lynda.com, based in California, provides video courses to paying subscribers hoping to learn online, with tutorials on a wide range of business subjects from Web Design and 3D ...

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UK trade deficit hits seven-month high in February

UK trade deficit worse than expected in February

Britain’s goods trade deficit widened more than expected to a seven-month high in February as the value of exports fell to its lowest level in more than four years, according to official data. The trade deficit in goods and services worsened to £2.9bn from £1.54bn in January, said the report ...

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Small increase in UK house prices in March, says Halifax

The bank's March house price index shows a slight increase in price

UK house prices increased 0.4% in March compared to the previous month— higher than expected as house price growth continues to slow, according to a survey by Halifax. Economists had previously forecast a marginal 0.1% growth. Prices in the three months to March were 8.1 percent higher than they were ...

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