Why we urgently need Islamic student loans
A major barrier to career aspirations among Muslims has been their inability to take on student (or any other) loans to fund higher study, as Shariah law prohibits predetermined interest rates, explains LUMS researcher Vasileios Pappas.View on the New Statesman website
Why Lord Hill’s role as EC finance commissioner is a poisoned chalice for Cameron
Robert Read says that Lord Hill, the new EU finance commissioner, may find himself at the heart of implementing legislation to which his government at home is opposed.
The regulatory and compliance challenges of Islamic finance
Vasileios Pappas explores Islamic Banking in a piece for Thomson Reuters.View full article on Thomson Reuters.
Hard Evidence: are more older people going to university?
At a time when more and more mature students are going into higher education, Dr Jill Johnes discusses what this rising trend in applications means for universities.
Professor Balasubramanyam Prize awarded to recent BSc Economics graduate
Joe Regan-Stansfield has received the Professor Balasubramanyam Prize for achievements in his studies of Development Economics at Lancaster University.
LUMS professor joins Deputy Prime Minister on trade mission to India
A LUMS economics professor is joining the UK's Deputy Prime Minister and a 40-strong trade delegation on a three-day visit to India.
Funding cuts reduce options for teenagers forced to stay in education after GCSE
Geraint Johnes and Beth Foley argue that as reforms to the school leaving age kick in, it’s far from clear whether the reforms will be effective, as institutions responsible for the training provision face significant cuts to resources.
Longer working lives: challenges to individuals, employers and government
Geraint Johnes describes new research on ageing from the Work Foundation and LUMS which it is hoped will provide insights valuable for organisations and government.
Islamic finance futures
Vasileios Pappas reviews the 4th Islamic Banking and Finance Conference, hosted by the Gulf One Centre for Economic Research at LUMS, for Global Banking and Finance Review.View full article on the Global Banking and Finance website.