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Move country to improve post-PhD career prospects, study says

Research finds that working overseas can boost PhD holders’ salaries 

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ECRs aren't boring - and if they are, it's senior scholars' fault!

‘Conditioning’ is partly to blame when junior researchers tone down their work, says Ciaran Gillespie

Homeopathy conference at Oxford ‘promotes quackery’

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

Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford will host a homeopathy conference next month
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Popularizing Science: The Life and Work of JBS Haldane, by Krishna Dronamraju

Book of the week: Richard Joyner on a proselytiser for science who emphasised the ethical issues of advancement

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IoE and IFS economist laments drive to rely on ‘market alone’ in university sector

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Researcher argues for the importance of getting to grips with the male organ

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Research finds that working overseas can boost PhD holders’ salaries 

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Research shows certain online tools can help ‘avoid detection’ by plagiarism checking software

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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Founder of the Institute for Scientific Information passes away suddenly

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Students will assess how social media feeds influence their views as part of new programme

JET experimental reactor faces uncertainty following decision to leave Euratom

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Arun Jaitley comments come after Amnesty warns that free speech is under threat in Indian universities

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Scores of academics pull out of annual convention, blaming president

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Game-playing, ‘spurious precision’ of league tables and heavy workloads also highlighted by insiders from 2014 audit

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Duke University’s Valerie Ashby says institutions must be more ‘intentional’ about finding ethnic minority PhD candidates

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Book of the week: Richard Joyner on a proselytiser for science who emphasised the ethical issues of advancement

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Beware the beginning is one lesson to take from a vital and timely study, says Robert Eaglestone

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This study shines a valuable spotlight on what UK and US media and politicians have began to call ‘the left behind’, says Lisa Mckenzie

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Working with other academics can be tricky so follow some key rules, say Kevin O'Gorman and Robert MacIntosh

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How do you defeat Nazis and liars? Focus on the people in earshot, says eminent Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipstadt

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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Phil Baty sets out why the World University Rankings are here to stay – and why that's a good thing

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But professor says Trump presidency might now provide ‘incentive’ for junior scholars to ask ‘important questions’

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The event in South Korea will include the official launch of the THE Asia University Rankings 

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Phil Baty sets out why the World University Rankings are here to stay – and why that's a good thing

Hong Kong

Event will explore university-industry collaboration, curiosity-led research and whether institutions can create entrepreneurs

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The results of the survey will be used to shape the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-18

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Liberal arts colleges have lower levels of racial and socio-economic diversity among students, according to data collected by Times Higher Education

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Event will explore university-industry collaboration, curiosity-led research and whether institutions can create entrepreneurs

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UN plan to eradicate gender inequality misses larger problem of low access rates linked to poverty, University of Cambridge experts warn

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Reflections on event held at the University of California, Berkeley

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Ellie Bothwell hears from students at the THE BRICS & Emerging Economies Universities Summit in Johannesburg

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Provost of Universitas 21 tells THE summit that universities must engage with institutions outside their elite groups