Student experience survey

THE Student Experience Survey 2017 results

The best universities in the UK for student experience – as decided by current students – have been revealed
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European university model 'under pressure'

Institutions need to be excellent across the board to attract leading researchers, analysis warns

The hybrid exam that can turn misfiring students into human cannonballs

Setting pre-seen exams can bring out previously unsuspected abilities among students, say Nicholas Morton and Natasha Hodgson

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How researchers rose to the challenge of Ebola

Conducting clinical trials during an epidemic for the first time, researchers fast-tracked the creation of a vaccine for Ebola, but not before 11,000 people had died

THE Asia University Rankings 2017: out now

Latest News

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Leading scholar says many countries have ‘neither the will nor the capacity’ to manage growth

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Harper Adams tops our annual poll as Cambridge and other top 10 mainstays slide down

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Lack of clear strategy to keep UK in EU’s research framework is blocking new collaborative projects

Widening participation

Initiative will emulate Wellcome Trust’s publishing model, with European Commission set to follow

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Nobel laureates and university presidents will speak at flagship THE event at King’s College London

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Country’s publications in high-quality journals decline in relative and absolute terms

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Sole remaining pro-Israel speaker claims ‘semi-hysterical’ reaction has harmed academic debate

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V-c counters that institutions will ‘inevitably’ plan for overseas campuses after referendum

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Institutions need to be excellent across the board to attract leading researchers, analysis warns

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Facebook pioneer discusses improving diversity in tech industry and universities

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Minister emphasises transnational education, sidestepping mention of Home Office visa policy

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Survey reveals Paris is the most popular location among prospective recruits

Podcasts

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The results of the 2017 Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings discussed by the editorial team

Poppletonian

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

In Numbers

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A nation’s income affects not only the quality of tertiary education but also the number enrolled

Books

Octopus

Steven Rose enjoys a philosopher’s deep dive with some uniquely intelligent company

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David Wheeler on how public higher education in the UK has strayed from its ideals, and how it might regain them

Reading books

A weekly look over the shoulders of our scholar-reviewers

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Book of the week: Simon Underdown enjoys a stunning view of Darwin at work on his less celebrated classic

Most Commented

Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford will host a homeopathy conference next month

Charity says Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford is ‘naive’ to hire out its premises for event

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Robert MacIntosh and Kevin O’Gorman offer advice on climbing the career ladder

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Liz Morrish reflects on why she chose to tackle the failings of the neoliberal academy from the outside
White cliffs of Dover

From Australia to Singapore, David Matthews and John Elmes weigh the pros and cons of likely destinations

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Cramming study into the shortest possible time will impoverish the student experience and drive an even greater wedge between research-enabled permanent staff and the growing underclass of flexible teaching staff, says Tom Cutterham

Rankings

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Nobel laureates and university presidents will speak at flagship THE event at King’s College London

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The National University of Singapore leads our 2017 ranking of the top universities in Asia
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THE analysis reveals the 53 institutions that could surpass Oxbridge and the Ivy League

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Times Higher Education will release more than 20 different rankings tables this year

China Medical University, Taiwan

First THE Asia Pacific university ranking will be launched at the event

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A round-up of the top 100 universities founded between 1945 and 1966 will be published for the first time

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New table will focus on teaching and learning as well as student success

THE Summits

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Nobel laureates and university presidents will speak at flagship THE event at King’s College London

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McLaren Applied Technologies director sees need to go ‘beyond STEM’, THE-Ulsan summit hears

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University of Waterloo recruits British academics ‘worried about future’ after referendum

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Presidents agree on need to respond but are warned against being ‘slaves to industry’

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Universities on the continent must shun xenophobia themselves, THE-Ulsan event hears

Ahead of the Asia Universities Summit, Feridun Hamdullahpur sets out what you need to consider when carrying out industry-funded research

High tech manufacturing

Universities in the US, South Korea and elsewhere must contribute to the advancement of the knowledge-based industries of the 21st century, says Doh-Yeon Kim