New British universities could struggle to survive
Newer British universities may disappear because of global competition forcing them to spend more, a leading ratings agency has warned.
Credit analysis by Standard & Poors warns of 'certain universities ceasing to exist' because of increasing competition from China and India and within the UK.
The analysis suggests that more research-intensive universities will be in a stronger position to cope but newer, more teaching-focused universities will struggle.
Standard & Poors publicly rates five UK universities