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What does retirement mean for academics?

Lincoln Allison, Eric Thomas and Richard Larschan reflect on the ‘next phase’ of the scholarly life

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Libraries ‘becoming invisible’ to junior scholars

Many early career researchers have ‘not gone to the library for years’, according to report

Now more than ever, higher education is the road to wealth creation

Martha J. Kanter on making equality of opportunity a reality for ‘the top 100 per cent’ of students

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New PhD students ‘facing shifting landscape on publishing’

Latest EUA doctoral council chair says open science very much on his agenda for the role

BRICS & Emerging Economies University Ranking 2017 out now

Latest News

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Many early career researchers have ‘not gone to the library for years’, according to report

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Vice-principal tells SRHE annual conference that arts and humanities scholars cannot suddenly shift area of focus to different cultural settings 

Crystal ball

Study for UCU finds just 16 per cent of applicants' grades are predicted accurately - but Ucas says this is 'not the case'

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President Meric Gertler reflects on Canadian universities’ potential to ‘capitalise’ on political climate in competitor nations

People celebrating Chinese Year of the Snake, Wellington, New Zealand

Vice-chancellor calls on sector to shift its focus away from country's colonial past

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Copyright and intellectual property policy on lecture capture ‘evolving’, says report, but institutions should provide supportive advice to academics

Juggernaut

Conservative, Labour and crossbench peers all join criticism in House of Lords

Man cycles along severely damaged road

Latest EUA doctoral council chair says open science very much on his agenda for the role

Protesters attend rally to support press freedom, Hong Kong

Tie-up to teach journalism students best practice while potentially helping them combat press restrictions

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East Asian countries dominate school rankings, although mainland China loses ground in tables after new provinces are included for the first time

Dying lion

EUA highlights British lion's share of EU research projects and student mobility

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Study looks at how gender preconceptions are formed at primary school level

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New report sets out the core principles for reducing assaults on higher education

Blogs

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Junior academics can access services without physically visiting premises

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Overleaf’s John Hammersley on what drove his doctorate and transition from universities to industry

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The US election result shows the shortcomings of higher education, says Dan Sarofian-Butin

Podcasts

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The Times Higher Education editorial team look at some of the highlights from this week's edition

In Numbers

Fictional professors from film, TV and literature have been reported to new watchlist of 'anti-American' academics

Poppletonian

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

Opinion

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Physical stores on and off campus are facing down threats such as Amazon’s Berkeley book ‘hangar’ by evolving, argues Andrew Thacker

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Few disagree that more higher education is a good thing, but it’s tricky to balance universities’ costs and manageable fees

Bored student asleep in empty lecture hall

It’s folly to make my language modules obligatory, says a grande école lecturer confronting students’ boredom and contempt

Jon Krause illustration (8 December 2016)

Martha J. Kanter on making equality of opportunity a reality for ‘the top 100 per cent’ of students

Books

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Book of the week: Shelley King is happy to linger over an erudite, witty and intimate journey through Wonderland

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A weekly look over the shoulders of our scholar-reviewers

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As we cannot cut the cords tethering us to tech, we must fully grasp the connection, says John Gilbey

Biopolis international research and development centre, Singapore

A study focused on Singapore’s Biopolis centre concentrates on various global ‘currents’ in bioscience, says Flora Samuel

Rankings

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India and China are the main winners in our list of the best universities in emerging economies

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The 150 best universities for delivering work-ready graduates

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When it comes to student engagement, US institutions in the research elite typically have a lot of ground to make up