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Academia too reliant on ‘accidental leadership development’

Few academic department heads receive any formal leadership training when they step up into middle management, a study says

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HE reforms: lessons from China and South Africa

Jo Beall assesses how recent changes to higher education and research compare with countries the UK could see as key trading partners post-Brexit

Kenneth Baker: campuses ‘must allow exchange of ideas’

Former education secretary under Thatcher considers how his new work on book burning relates to current debate on censorship

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Peer review system 'leads to good research going unpublished'

Researchers have used an art competition to model what happens during peer review, and their work raises further questions over its effectiveness

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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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Few academic department heads receive any formal leadership training when they step up into middle management, a study says

George Cruikshank cartoon, The Age of Reason

Former education secretary under Thatcher considers how his new work on book burning relates to current debate on censorship

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Researchers have used an art competition to model what happens during peer review, and their work raises further questions over its effectiveness

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Statement signed by 30 scholarly organisations condemns continued attack on academic freedom

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Scholar says overseas outposts cannot compete with universities abroad without delivering a ‘superior’ service

Gender pay gap

Study finds that on average graduates in the country earn more than non-graduates 

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V-c says presence on campus of Danish journalist who commissioned Muhammad cartoons could 'retard rather than advance academic freedom'. Elizabeth Redden reports

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Call for universities to stamp out 'last acceptable' form of discrimination

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New government is opening up to the wider world, but much remains to be done, says British Council country director

Students at a protest against Brexit in front of the Houses of Parliament, June 2016

YouthSight poll also finds that nearly one in five student Brexit supporters would now change their vote

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Unprecedented ’cleansing’ of academia may force many leading minds to leave the country, scholar warns

Small print

Three institutions agree to changes over fees, course costs and progression

Blogs

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Jo Beall assesses how recent changes to higher education and research compare with countries the UK could see as key trading partners post-Brexit

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The Turkish government's actions in relation to higher education are understandable, argue Sedat Gumus and Bekir Gur

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There is no shortage of ways for universities to make it easier for those with children to attend scholarly conferences, says Rachel Moss

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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The gargantuan report with its scholarly focus raises questions over who will digest its intellectual arguments

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The sector must exploit machinery of government changes to boost science, social mobility and teacher education, argues Sir David Bell

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Many more of the general public should help to plot the course of research, argue Christiaan De Beukelaer and Jan Baetens

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Talking to the media isn’t a minefield, says Fern Riddell, but a manageable opportunity and a civic duty

Books

Diarmaid MacCulloch, University of Oxford

The church historian and author of All Things Made New: Writings on the Reformation on the journey from E. Nesbit to Ian Kershaw and the comforting certainties of detective fiction

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Book of the week: Randy Malamud on two scholars’ exploration of a temple of Christian fundamentalist belief

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A weekly look over the shoulders of our scholar-reviewers

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Unbeatable? This extremist group has little to offer in times of peace, says Christina Hellmich

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