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World University Rankings 2016-2017: results announced

University of Oxford snatches top spot from Caltech in this year’s World University Rankings as Asia’s rise continues

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University applicants: facilities ‘more important’ than reputation

Annual study from UK estates group shows academic performance has dropped in importance for prospective students

Maghreb turns to English to tackle graduate unemployment

More North African universities turn away from French and Arabic as languages of instruction

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Books

THE subject rankings results to be released on 28 September

League tables for computer science, and business and economics will be released for the first time

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017 results out now

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Annual study from UK estates group shows academic performance has dropped in importance for prospective students

A man reads in the entrance of the University of al-Karaouine in Fes, Morocco

More North African universities turn away from French and Arabic as languages of instruction

Books

League tables for computer science, and business and economics will be released for the first time

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BioMed Central psychology journal will attempt to tackle publication bias by withholding research results from peer reviewers

University of Oxford students walking on campus

University of Oxford snatches top spot from Caltech in this year’s World University Rankings as Asia’s rise continues

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A long association with world rankings does not stop Times Higher Education from fine-tuning its approach, says Phil Baty

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Louise Richardson says Asian and US universities are hot on Oxford’s heels while Brexit vote is already affecting the institution’s researchers

Two men who spent time living as animals receive accolade

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Small colleges perform well in Times Higher Education US student survey, which will fuel upcoming university ranking for the country

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Royal Academy of Engineering report reveals which countries are proving most effective in training up engineers to drive economic growth

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New resource should offer a lifeline to students displaced by war

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‘Clusters of excellence’ have created highly cited publications, but the amount of money involved is still relatively small

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Peter Mathieson says being part of UN HeForShe initiative will allow the university to improve female representation

Blogs

World University Rankings 2016-2017

The latest reaction to the World University Rankings as it comes in

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The best universities need the best technology to stay on top of their game, says Paul Feldman

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Anna Esaki-Smith writes on the many challenges facing her as she prepares her class for the IELTS exam

Podcasts

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Analysis of the latest World University Rankings results

In Numbers

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Kate McNamee explains how the Alliance Manchester Business School is embracing LinkedIn

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

Opinion

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Via fiscal reform, income-linked loans and four-year places, a famed higher education system can be saved, says Simon Marginson

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The country’s learners and academics are more thoughtful, engaged and generous than their UK counterparts, says Sam Gilchrist Hall

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Funding, freedom from regulation and staff of the highest calibre are the keys to global success

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David Palfreyman considers how secretiveness about the benefits a graduate might expect might fall foul of trading regulations

Books

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Emma Rees is happily lost in a Sixties’ soundscape but wonders why there are so few female artists

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David Wheeler applauds a critique of the impact of neoliberal forces on higher education

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Book of the week: Rachel Bowlby tracks the impact of a strange and foreign novel across languages and culture

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Tales of marooned mariners helped Britain to see itself as a global power, A. W. Purdue hears

Rankings

Books

League tables for computer science, and business and economics will be released for the first time

Students sitting in circle outside on lawn

Small colleges perform well in Times Higher Education US student survey, which will fuel upcoming university ranking for the country

Professor_Louise_Richardson_by_John_Cairns_4.9.15-A-20 University of Oxford Vice Chancellor

Louise Richardson says Asian and US universities are hot on Oxford’s heels while Brexit vote is already affecting the institution’s researchers