Overseas students ‘turned off UK universities by Brexit’

41 per cent of prospective students less likely to come here post-referendum, survey suggests

Stern aims for lower REF workload, more ‘game-changing’ research

Chair of independent review of research excellence framework also hopes to tackle 'game-playing'

Bonuses up at USS as pension fund deficit grows by £1.8 billion

’Too early‘ to say if employer and employee contributions will have to be increased again, says chief executive

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The robots are coming for the professionals

Do universities need to rethink what they do and how they do it now that artificial intelligence is beginning to take over graduate-level roles?

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41 per cent of prospective students less likely to come here post-referendum, survey suggests

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New College forced to clarify that event for ‘old members’ at London gentlemen’s club is open to both sexes after dress code was described as ‘collared shirt and jacket’

Chair of independent review of research excellence framework also hopes to tackle 'game-playing'

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Sophie Cohen reports on a groundbreaking cross-border science project that aims to emulate Cern in bringing nations together despite their history 

Baron Stern of Brentford

Landmark review of the research excellence framework also recommends that university where research is done should be able to reap rewards

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The grouping of subjects such as neuroscience and psychiatry with cheaper disciplines will lead to what critics say is a failure to fairly fund mental health research

Row of increasing-sized pink piggy banks

’Too early‘ to say if employer and employee contributions will have to be increased again, says chief executive

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Idea is mooted at EuroScience Open Forum but event is also warned that privileging researchers could be seen as ‘elitist’

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Smaller, newer alternative providers are less likely to pass higher education review, analysis says

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Hepi report looks at New Zealand’s lessons for UK on overseas loan defaults and private expansion problems

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New concordat should help researchers ‘deliver significant benefits for society’

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De Montfort University is asking staff to record their lectures to help students with disabilities

Indigenous people of the Kalahari Desert, South Africa

The D-PLACE tool means anthropologists and historians can finally statistically test theories about what shapes human culture and society

Blogs

Investing more in research ‘must be central to our nation’s strategy’, writes Lord Stern on the day his review of the REF is published

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Lord Stern's review of the research excellence framework was published today. This is how UK higher education is responding...

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Academics in Turkey are scared, and they have every reason to be, says Serdar Değirmencioğlu

Podcasts

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The latest edition of Times Higher Education discussed by the editorial team

In Numbers

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Germany and the UK well represented on Reuters’ inaugural Europe innovation ranking

Poppletonian

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The official weekly newsletter of the University of Poppleton. Finem respice!

Opinion

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Beefing up the independent adjudicator’s role would benefit the sector and students alike, says Matthew Wyard

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All scholars have to stand up for academic freedom as the Turkish AKP government works to silence critical voices, Mehmet Ugur writes

Nate Kitch illustration (28 July 2016)

Rather than resisting the growing emphasis on employability, academics should be seeking to drive the process, argues Benjamin Poore

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Institutions planning for the future would be wise to talk to one of their artificial intelligence researchers

Books

Nasa Jet Propulsion Laboratory team, Pasadena, California, 1953

Book of the week: Meet the human computers in heels who juggled science and family, says Margaret A. Weitekamp

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A weekly look over the shoulders of our scholar-reviewers

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An economist explains to the rich that they didn’t build that, Danny Dorling writes

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David Gewanter on a poet’s turning his telltale gaze to works of verse and makers of muddled readings and purveyors of ‘balonium’

Rankings

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Times Higher Education’s debut event on universities’ innovation and impact will be held in partnership with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Brazil leads Times Higher Education’s debut ranking of the top universities in Latin America

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Singapore leads the way in Times Higher Education's 2016 ranking of the premier universities in Asia