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South Korea revises law on student marriage
February 9, 2016

Some universities have already overturned a ban on marriage and children among undergraduates, but it is still upheld in places

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Making the most of data is everybody's responsibility
February 9, 2016

A recent report shows the potential for learning analytics in higher education, says Jisc chief executive Paul Feldman

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Uproar at Simon Fraser University after 'Sweater Day' video
February 8, 2016

Canadian university admits video aimed at promoting energy saving by showing a female teacher receiving suggestive compliment was sexist

Graduate jobs outlook improves for those with a master’s
February 9, 2016

Report from careers advice service Prospects points to significant rise in employment rate for those with higher level qualifications

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Latest News

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Critics claim graduates treated unfairly in 'smoke and mirrors' RAB change

Damning report condemns government for not reaching recruitment target in past four years

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Interviews with MA students in UK suggest that although few agree with Chinese government line, compulsory courses dull development of independent thought

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Job descriptions demand early career academics be multitalented ‘superheroes’, a study suggests

Report from careers advice service Prospects points to significant rise in employment rate for those with higher level qualifications

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Former international rugby player Colin Gregor is one of a growing number of students to balance a PhD with a career

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Some universities have already overturned a ban on marriage and children among undergraduates, but it is still upheld in places

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University of Oxford historian calls on academics to fight back against changes based on a ‘demonstrably inadequate account of human nature’

Rama Thirunamachandran, the vice-chancellor of Canterbury Christ Church University

Backlash from v-cs prompts teaching champion to opt for 'reflection and consultation'

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn

Labour leader tells UCU event that 'extortionate and prohibitive' £9k fees damage economy and society

Frame from sexist Simon Fraser University video for Sweater Day

Canadian university admits video aimed at promoting energy saving by showing a female teacher receiving suggestive compliment was sexist

Economists are finding new ways of learning about the past – and learning from the past

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Outgoing head says that diversity on campus is about ‘inclusion’ rather than simply ‘getting numbers of people’

Blogs

European Union (EU) flag missing star (Brexit)

The idea that UK research and higher education could flourish post-Brexit is an illusion, argues Rolf Tarrach

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A recent report shows the potential for learning analytics in higher education, says Jisc chief executive Paul Feldman

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Alison Baverstock, director of The KU Big Read, offers a dozen tips for anyone trying to engage a whole university community

Features

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Two famous experiments have reached the silver screen. Antonio Melechi on the relationship between the academic discipline and Hollywood

THE University Workplace Survey 2016: Alashi illustration

Times Higher Education's poll shows that the bulk of staff find their work rewarding but there is a deep gulf between academics and professional and support staff

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A high school dropout turned Harvard scholar tells Matthew Reisz why the academy’s one-size-fits-all mentality must go

Podcasts

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

In Numbers

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Times Higher Education World University Rankings data reveal the best ancient institutions 

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Opinion

Daniel Mitchell illustration (4 February 2016)

More can be done in the UK to encourage study abroad, but the anglophone world may continue to attract the lion’s share, says David Willetts

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A rapidly changing higher education sector is urged to ask who benefits from reforms

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Good managers will digest the full spectrum of responses in our workplace survey to protect the system’s creative heartbeat

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Institutions must resist the state’s ‘efficiency’ drive while relying less on its funding. Big business could help, argues Kevin Rafferty

Books

M. V. Lee Badgett, University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst)

Scholars seeking to make a difference are let in on the secrets of engagement, says Richard Joyner

Professor Harold Bloom, Yale University

Rachel Bowlby traces how a school of literary thought and its major figures hit the big time

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It’s a myth that Confucianism kept China unprepared for war: the empire had guns and was not afraid to use them, Jonathan Mirsky writes

David Harvey, City University of New York Graduate School

The eminent anthropologist on Gielgud, T. S. Eliot, the big blind spots of big data, and a very tatty copy of Marx’s Grundrisse

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Ed Balls, Labour Party Spring Forum, Birmingham, 2013

Gordon Brown’s former right-hand man talks to John Morgan about his return to Harvard, Labour’s higher education ‘failure’ and a political comeback

Joanna Williams, University of Kent

Joanna Williams discusses student censors, the elevation of subjective experience over ‘facts’ and the need to challenge ideas

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As undergraduates join lecturers in rethinking reading lists and course content, Chris Havergal examines their role in pedagogical decisions

Green Paper

David Cameron

The prime minister's suggestion that top universities are at fault for their low admission of BME students is not borne out by the evidence, says Athene Donald

We need a National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in higher education, argues Terry Young

Market

Stephen Marston, now Gloucestershire v-c, criticises ‘narrow remit’ of proposed Office for Students

Rankings

Columbia University

Ellie Bothwell analyses correlation between vice-chancellors’ pay and university ranking

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India ‘cannot aspire to be a world power without having a single world-class university’, country’s president says. Phil Baty writes

University of California, Berkeley

Times Higher Education World Academic Summit 2016 will be hosted in partnership with the University of California, Berkeley