Harvard University campus

World University Rankings 2016-2017 by subject: results announced

Eight subject rankings reveal elite group of 14 US and European universities thriving across disciplines

Seven essential tips for surviving the new academic year

Seven essential tips for surviving the new academic year

Seasoned scholars offer tips on first lectures, the ‘Eton mess’ of PhD supervision and why hobbies belong at work

World Academic Summit 2016: Scientific breakthrough ‘would not be possible’ today

Saul Perlmutter tells THE summit that there is a ‘fundamental misunderstanding’ of the purpose of research 

University of California, Berkeley

World Academic Summit 2016: Death of the degree greatly exaggerated, says Michael Crow

At THE summit, academics and entrepreneurs debate impact of technology on teaching

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

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Gold medals

New measures to ensure universities are ‘not penalised’ for taking poorer students also outlined for next stage of TEF

Money in a jar

Publication fee chosen over submission fee to make charges fair

Validating antibodies used in experiments could ‘free up billions of research dollars’, head of standards institute says

Harvard University campus

Eight subject rankings reveal elite group of 14 US and European universities thriving across disciplines

Saul Perlmutter tells THE summit that there is a ‘fundamental misunderstanding’ of the purpose of research 

Student demonstrators holding 'Debtors class of 2031' sign

But a federal income-contingent system is called for in a book co-authored by Brookings Institution fellow

King's College London

Times Higher Education’s flagship event will be hosted in partnership with the London university

Angry man rejecting couple

Academic journal editor-turned-lecturer Hilary Hamnett explains the most common reasons why papers are rejected

Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder, speaks at the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit 2016, held at the University of California, Berkeley

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman tells THE summit that universities should focus on teaching undergraduates how to discern truth

Man handing microphone to audience member

Academic attainment of disadvantaged students can be improved if they can decide how they are assessed, study claims

University of California, Berkeley

At THE summit, academics and entrepreneurs debate impact of technology on teaching

Hoover Tower, Stanford University

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education league table focuses on universities’ teaching environments

Association of American Universities president also says state of US public universities is like battle to save species from extinction

Blogs

Professor Chris Husbands, Sheffield Hallam University

As new details about the teaching excellence framework emerge, Chris Husbands explains why it is an opportunity to recognise UK higher education’s quality 

Student mother working with baby

The challenges of being a parent while studying must not be overlooked, says Helen Owton 

Phil Baty

Phil Baty addresses the THE World Academic Summit 2016, and raises some fundamental questions about how higher education is viewed worldwide

Podcasts

THE World University Rankings 2016-2017 methodology illustration

Analysis of the latest World University Rankings results

In Numbers

LinkedIn, social media

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

Poppletonian

Man dressed as the devil/satan

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

Opinion

Eleanor Shakespeare illustration (29 September 2016)

Bruce Macfarlane on the hypocrisy of academics who help to monitor students in ways they themselves never were

Snails competing in race

Scholarship is about valuing things that can’t be counted and shouldn’t be rushed, says Adam Benjamin Smith

Mick Marston illustration (29 September 2016)

After one exam mark scuppered his daughter’s university plans, Hans van Mourik Broekman joined those calling for admissions reform

Statue of Lady Justice in academic's office

The world judges in black and white and only strict adherence to principle can regain the public’s trust

Books

Boats anchored in harbour, British Virgin Islands

Richard Murphy is enthralled by an insider’s story of a secretive profession that intensifies inequality

First World War (WW1) memorial crosses and poppies

A. W. Purdue on the suffering of populations of multi-ethnic empires in the years after the Great War

Author Baroness Susan Greenfield, Lincoln College, University of Oxford

The neuroscientist, broadcaster and author of A Day in the Life of the Brain holds forth on pony tales, Giuseppe di Lampedusa's Leopard, Thucydides and The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Books open on table outside

A weekly look over the shoulders of our scholar-reviewers

Rankings

King's College London

Times Higher Education’s flagship event will be hosted in partnership with the London university

Harvard University campus

Eight subject rankings reveal elite group of 14 US and European universities thriving across disciplines

Hoover Tower, Stanford University

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education league table focuses on universities’ teaching environments