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One in five alternative providers seeking degree-awarding powers

One in five private providers of higher education in England plan to apply for degree-awarding powers by the end of the decade, signalling increased competition for established universities.

Trump defends embattled son, calls Russia controversy a ‘witch hunt’

President Donald Trump defended his son Wednesday as being "open, transparent and innocent" during his interview with Fox News and blasted the current Russia controversy as "the greatest witch hunt in political history."

Tech firms protest proposed changes to U.S. net neutrality rules

Facebook Inc , Twitter Inc , Alphabet Inc and dozens of other major technology companies protested online on Wednesday against proposed changes to U.S. net neutrality rules that prohibit broadband providers from giving or selling access to certain internet services over others.

Cambridge plans postgraduate growth to counter financial worries

The University of Cambridge is planning an expansion of postgraduate student numbers as the institution seeks to counter a “continuing deterioration” in financial outlook that it attributes partly to Brexit and higher education policy uncertainty.