Friendly Hackers Play-Crack University Computer Systems in Hours

Nice-guy hackers doing a bit of consensual penetration testing claim to have torn into the country's university IT systems in no time at all, gaining access to secure information across the board in a matter of hours. Read More >>

Universities to Offer Two-Year Degrees That Still Cost the Same

The government's educational people have had an idea about how to make the prospect of university more appealing to some -- getting it all over and done quicker. Universities will soon be allowed to offer full degree courses that can be completed in just two years instead of the usual three, letting the youth get out of education and into low-paid service jobs for overseas tech unicorns that use nothing they've just learned even quicker. Read More >>

UK Scientists Kicked off EU Projects as Fears of Budget Cuts Loom

A confidential poll of members of the UK's Russell Group universities (the poshest ones) appears to show that Brexit fears are already impacting upon the scientific community, with some research teams cutting back on UK-based representatives as they expect future EU funding to fall away from projects not wholly benefiting EU nationals. Read More >>

Students Miss Deadlines as DDoS Attack Cripples Universities Across the UK

Academics up and down the country are struggling to get online today, with Janet, the computer network connecting many British universities to the internet, being subjected to a sustained DDoS attack. It was targeted by hackers yesterday, and has been down for much of the past 24 hours or so. Read More >>

Oxford and Cambridge Top List of Wikipedia-Influential Universities

There are many ways to judge the quality of a university: the results of its students, the research it produces, perhaps even the number of Nobel prizes it boasts. But how about using Wikipedia citations instead? Read More >>

12 Regius Professorships Will go to the Best UK Universities on Queen’s 90th Birthday

The Queen, presumably extremely bored with having nothing to do all day, has decided to mix things up for her 90th birthday party. She’s set to invite UK universities to compete for 12 Regius Professorships, rare, grand-sounding academic honours, which are awarded to any disciplines judged to be excelling in terms of research and growth. Read More >>

Schools and Universities Jumping On .XXX Domains

In a somewhat surprising, but totally understandable move, educational institutions are pre-registering any and all .xxx domains that might relate to their brand names. University of Missouri-Columbia has reserved and for instance. Read More >>