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nobel prize winner chemistry Crick scientist Tomas Lindahl wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Emeritus Cancer Research UK lab director shares chemistry prize with two US-based researchers for work on DNA

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Dynamic duos in science can reap rewards of academic partnerships

Study finds ‘super ties’ with another academic can lead to higher citation rates

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Times Higher Education World Academic Summit 2016 will be hosted in partnership with the University of California, Berkeley

US university presidents visit Cuba as diplomatic relations thaw

Deeper academic collaboration between Cuba and the United States has now been put on the agenda

Oxford vice-chancellor: funding cuts risk ‘throwing away’ strengths of UK higher education

Andrew Hamilton warns politicians against ‘false economies’ in his final annual speech

Jo Johnson, Minister for Universities and Science Jo Johnson: TEF will include metrics on widening participation

Higher education Green Paper due in the next few weeks, says minister at Conservative Party conference

Theresa May: rules ‘must be enforced’ on overseas students

Home secretary takes swipe at university ‘lobbyists’ but no mention about speculation that she has lost support of Cameron on students being included in net migration count

neutrinos sun bombarded nobel winning scientists Neutrino experts share Nobel Prize in Physics

Japanese and Canadian professors awarded prize for their work on ‘nature’s most elusive elementary particles’

David Willetts David Willetts: Tory areas are ‘culprits’ if too many people go to university

Former universities minister criticises colleagues by pointing out irony that to cut participation, it is affluent South where numbers would need to be cut

University of Cambridge UK universities are top destinations for mobile Nobel laureates

The University of Cambridge is the top UK institution for hosting both international and British students who go on to win Nobel prizes, finds British Council

MIT and Imperial launch seed fund to support ‘risky’ research

Money to be set aside for ‘blue skies’ fundamental research

Heavy Space Utilisation, Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London V&A artwork delivers a retort to management-speak

Falmouth deputy v-c’s remarks spur artists’ sharp comment on changes to arts education

Study abroad scholarship form US universities invest $185 million in study abroad

Institutions signed up to IIE’s Generation Study Abroad initiative have pledged to create scholarships for under-represented students, says report


Anne-Marie Duff and Carey Mulligan in Suffragette Suffragette review: the battle for the vote

June Purvis, historical adviser on the film Suffragette, delivers her verdict

Students checking exam results Does ethnicity influence likelihood of admission to university?

Cooperation at all levels of the higher education system is needed to address a ‘systematic bias’, says Gary Loke

Mao Zedong statue What Youyou Tu’s Nobel prize victory means for Chinese science

China’s long wait for a home-grown Nobel prize in science is now over, but concerns over its university culture remain, says David Matthews


Person standing on big toe of sitting Buddha statue, Leshan What it’s like to work with the academic greats

Five contributors recall friendships and encounters with preeminent scientists, writers and philosophers

Donkey being led by carrot How to manage rapid change

Steve Olivier offers tips for a smoother transition

Person in ghillie suit reading on bench The story of a shy academic

Joe Moran on the little-known benefits of being a shrinking violet

Podcasts & Videos

THE World University Rankings THE podcast: World University Rankings 2015-2016 results

The results of the 2015-2016 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, discussed by the THE editorial team.

In Numbers

Young people using smartphones and tablets The 50 most influential UK higher education professionals on social media

List drawn up by social technology body Jisc reveals its top HE tweeters


Woman wearing red catsuit Laurie Taylor – 1 October 2015

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


First, second and third place winners' podium Not all that counts can be counted

The UK has performed well in our expanded World University Rankings, but intangible assets are a vital source of strength

Person hiding face with hat brim MI5 files are worth the wait for researchers

Declassified after 50 years, the papers aren’t always reliable sources of information, but they help historians fill in the blanks, says Geoff Andrews

Elly Walton illustration (1 October 2015) We must do more to tell the full story of impact

Most REF case studies related simple, short-term impacts, missing a host of wider, longer-term effects, argues Trisha Greenhalgh

THE World University Rankings THE podcast: World University Rankings 2015-2016 results

The results of the 2015-2016 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, discussed by the THE editorial team.

mic, microphone, podcast THE podcast: 24-30 September 2015 issue review

This week's edition discussed by the Times Higher Education team

Hand cutting red cloth with scissors Cut from a different cloth

In an age of extroverts, a scholar’s paean to shyness and Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘radio phone-in’ PMQs tack against the prevailing winds

David Humphries illustration (24 September 2015) Words fail us: university marketing-speak

A Russell Group tagline rap is further proof that we need to reform the academy’s approach, argues Philip Moriarty

Arsene Wenger, Theo Walcott, Arsenal, Barclays Premier League match Why experiment with UK science funding?

Naomi Weir urges caution in the face of plans to reform an efficient research funding system


Books stood up, from above What are you reading? – 1 October 2015

A weekly look over the shoulders of our scholar-reviewers

Review: Players and Pawns, by Gary Alan Fine Players and Pawns: How Chess Builds Community and Culture, by Gary Alan Fine

Time and temperament are explored in a masterly study of an old game of thrones, says Les Gofton

Review: Filming the Body in Crisis, by Davina Quinlivan Filming the Body in Crisis: Trauma, Healing and Hopefulness, by Davina Quinlivan

Elizabeth I. Watkins on a study about reparation that analyses recent works including Hunger and Waltz with Bashir

Review: Prison Shakespeare, by Rob Pensalfini Prison Shakespeare: For These Deep Shames and Great Indignities, by Rob Pensalfini

Peter J. Smith on a study of the history of drama in penal settings

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