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Georgian romance, Reverend Collins style
February 12, 2016

As 14 February approaches, Tim Worth looks at a couple of choice Collinses and remembers what Georgian ladies had to put up with

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Hawaiian coral evolution sparks worldwide debate
February 13, 2016

Techniques used by scientists led by Ruth Gates and backed by Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen are coming under the microscope. Jon Marcus reports from Hawaii

Marketing professor calls for greater business engagement
February 14, 2016

UWE researcher says academic specialists in management need to connect far more effectively with industry

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UK and Australia set to collaborate on student loan repayment
February 12, 2016

Data sharing agreements also due to be signed with EU countries

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Divers on coral reef in Hawaii as part of Ruth Gates research

Techniques used by scientists led by Ruth Gates and backed by Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen are coming under the microscope. Jon Marcus reports from Hawaii

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Italian ambassador to UK ‘expects truth to be established’ in the ‘heinous killing’ of Cambridge PhD student

Dame Julia Goodfellow

Admissions service says it is in talks to widen availability of its records

UWE researcher says academic specialists in management need to connect far more effectively with industry

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Event with controversial King’s College London researcher Adam Perkins to be held at later date after ‘negative social media activity’

Kangeroo road sign in Australia

Data sharing agreements also due to be signed with EU countries

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Labour leader tells THE he has discussed funding model for abolishing fees with shadow chancellor

Jo Johnson, Minister for Universities and Science

High dropout rate among black students also targeted in new guidance to Offa

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Bosses’ pay rose by 3 per cent on average to £272,432, according to a new University and College Union report

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More universities set to follow Cardiff University into bond market as appetite for construction pairs with ‘unbelievably low’ interest rates

Thai students play soccer with elephants, 2014

Thailand’s institutions want to develop joint degrees with the UK, but hurdles remain in visa red tape and political instability

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Rector Ralf Hemmingsen warns job losses will see some services ‘cut to the bone’ as 7 per cent of staff exit Denmark’s most highly regarded university

Greg Dyke

Former York chancellor says leading universities should lower entry requirements for students from poor backgrounds

Blogs

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Former Scotland international rugby player Colin Gregor reflects on how he combined his PhD with his job

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As 14 February approaches, Tim Worth looks at a couple of choice Collinses and remembers what Georgian ladies had to put up with

Can academics’ prior experiences of employment help them with the day job? asks Matthew Reisz

Features

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Scholars discuss their early adventures in the world of work – and what they learned from them

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John Morgan examines current arrangements and suggested ratios at home and abroad

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Two famous experiments have reached the silver screen. Antonio Melechi on the relationship between the academic discipline and Hollywood

Podcasts

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The latest edition of Times Higher Education discussed by our editorial team

In Numbers

Plays of Shakespeare

Times Higher Education World University Rankings data reveal the best ancient institutions 

Poppletonian

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

Opinion

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The latest edition of Times Higher Education discussed by our editorial team

Science microscope

New models of scientific discovery eschew the principle of basic research first, says Ben Shneiderman

International students and immigration officials

The forced departure from the UK of a US PhD graduate is a wake-up call to universities, which must respond, argues Martin McQuillan

Taking measurements

We need more time to road-test the TEF, develop the right metrics and get everyone on board, argues Bill Rammell

Books

Lauren Redniss illustrations in Thunder and Lightning, 2016

Book of the week: Exquisite images trigger the sensations of terror and wonder that nature inspires, says Philip Hoare

Michael Douglas and Jane Fonda in The China Syndrome, 1979

From Mrs Roentgen’s ring to Fukushima fears: Richard Joyner on an informative popular history

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Luna Centifanti on the important role that emotions play in our ability to assimilate knowledge

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New titles for your to-read list: the law and transgender, world history redux, quantum bananas and eldritch otherworlds

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Gordon Brown’s former right-hand man talks to John Morgan about his return to Harvard, Labour’s higher education ‘failure’ and a political comeback

Joanna Williams, University of Kent

Joanna Williams discusses student censors, the elevation of subjective experience over ‘facts’ and the need to challenge ideas

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As undergraduates join lecturers in rethinking reading lists and course content, Chris Havergal examines their role in pedagogical decisions

Green Paper

David Cameron

The prime minister's suggestion that top universities are at fault for their low admission of BME students is not borne out by the evidence, says Athene Donald

We need a National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in higher education, argues Terry Young

Market

Stephen Marston, now Gloucestershire v-c, criticises ‘narrow remit’ of proposed Office for Students

Rankings

Columbia University

Ellie Bothwell analyses correlation between vice-chancellors’ pay and university ranking

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India ‘cannot aspire to be a world power without having a single world-class university’, country’s president says. Phil Baty writes

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