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US academic given two weeks to pack up after eight years

Visa system for researchers is hostile and costly and risks jamming a pipeline of talent, universities warnAfter eight years researching music history at Glasgow University, Elizabeth Ford hoped her request for a visa extension would sail through this …

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Academics are fighting the wrong battle over pensions

Retirement benefits are indeed declining, and funds are in deficit. But those on zero-hour jobs at universities have it worseBritain’s university sector is a jewel in the nation’s crown. It is a world leader in research, generates £20bn in export reven…