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Queen’s joins global network of research-intensive universities

Research

Queen’s and the other members of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities recently signed the Hefei Statement on the Ten Characteristics of Contemporary Research Universities, joining the pre-eminent global network of research universities from America, Europe, Asia and Australia that addresses issues facing research-intensive universities around the world. “Research-intensive universities such as Queen’s are drivers of creativity, innovation, and ... Read More »

Universities in admission row

UK Universities

The number of state school pupils getting into top universities resulted in a major row. New figures reveal that the number of students from fee-paying schools has gone up while the proportion of candidates from comprehensive schools has dropped for the first time in five years. There was a decline in state school entry at 16 out of 19 universities ... Read More »

Universities ‘forced to lower entry grades to fill places’

Scottish universities

By Graeme Paton Top universities may be setting students up to fail by admitting applicants with D grades at A-level in a bid to fill places, a leading vice-chancellor has warned. Some members of the elite Russell Group have been forced to “significantly drop” their entry requirements to plug a shortfall in demand for degree courses, according to Prof Sir ... Read More »

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