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Being ethical may be 'double-edged sword' for female scientists

Valuing competitiveness over caution, lingering sexism and 'gender blindness' hold back women in physics, study says

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Trump travel ban on Iranians ‘would harm US science'

Data highlight strength of US-Iran research links while experts stress benefits for American science and economy

New formula aims to stop ‘unfair’ credit for research

Researchers on large-scale projects would receive less credit under proposed scheme

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THE Teaching Survey 2017: results and analysis

Academics enjoy teaching. What they don’t like is the lack of preparation time, bureaucratic burdens, unprepared students – and the TEF. Jack Grove reports

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Researchers on large-scale projects would receive less credit under proposed scheme

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Black scholars progress in careers only through endorsement from white colleagues, warns professor

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Study claims California’s higher education policy environment has led to the ‘stagnation’ of the state’s universities 

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UK government gives 'non-committal' response to calls for researchers' voices to be heard

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US and UK campuses are putting their corporate interests before the public good, says Paul Bernal

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Big questions remain unanswered about an important female Modernist theatre-maker all but written out of history, says Liz Schafer

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How do you defeat Nazis and liars? Focus on the people in earshot, says eminent Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipstadt

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Phil Baty sets out why the World University Rankings are here to stay – and why that's a good thing

Warwick vice-chancellor Stuart Croft on why his university reluctantly joined the ‘flawed’ teaching excellence framework

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Old Germanic languages are back in vogue, but what value are they to a modern-day graduate? Alice Durrans writes

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The event in South Korea will include the official launch of the THE Asia University Rankings 

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Phil Baty sets out why the World University Rankings are here to stay – and why that's a good thing

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Event will explore university-industry collaboration, curiosity-led research and whether institutions can create entrepreneurs

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The results of the survey will be used to shape the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-18

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Liberal arts colleges have lower levels of racial and socio-economic diversity among students, according to data collected by Times Higher Education

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The ranking will be released during the THE Young Universities Summit in Australia

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Event will explore university-industry collaboration, curiosity-led research and whether institutions can create entrepreneurs

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UN plan to eradicate gender inequality misses larger problem of low access rates linked to poverty, University of Cambridge experts warn

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Ellie Bothwell hears from students at the THE BRICS & Emerging Economies Universities Summit in Johannesburg

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