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Thank you, Donald Trump, for what you have taught universities

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

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Pisa results 2016: Singapore sweeps the board

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

Male scientists ‘outnumber women 3:1’ in school textbooks

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

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Security officer searches student, Garissa University College

Global coalition sets out how to keep universities safe from harm

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

BRICS & Emerging Economies University Ranking 2017 out now

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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

Woman outnumbered by male scientists

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

Security officer searches student, Garissa University College

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

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Study into controversial ‘grade retention’ policy finds repeating a failed year can improve performance

Donald Trump Twitter feed viewed on smartphone

Researcher reflects on how tweets formed ‘mini press releases’ for media to spread president-elect’s message

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UK must tell stories of globalisation’s benefits that resonate with voters who have ‘genuine concerns’ about immigration, UUKi director says

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (L) stands with Betsy DeVos November 19, 2016

President-elect sees deregulation as route to cutting tuition, but critics warn students will suffer. John Morgan reports from the US

Bairbre Redmond, provost of Universitas 21, at the Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Universities Summit, 2016

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

John Aubrey Douglass

Berkeley academic also tells THE event that government initiatives have little influence on the quality of universities

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Cross-subsidy scheme expected to increase publications

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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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Academic puts forward 'code of conduct' for dealing with Trump era

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University of Oxford law graduates earn considerably more than counterparts at University of Bradford, figures in ‘experimental’ data release show

Blogs

Donald Trump, US flag

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

Demonstrator wearing 'It's a dress, not yes' placard

Stereotypes and myths around sexual violence still hold currency among students, says Stephen Pihlaja

Lightbulb innovation

Measuring entrepreneurialism must take account of individual academics, say Robert Tijssen and Alfredo Yegros 

Podcasts

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The THE team looks ahead to the 2016 BRICS and Emerging Economies Summit

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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On-campus support for those in crisis is desperately underfunded, dangerously limited and even offputting

Eleanor Shakespeare illustration (1 December 2016)

Sandy Grant urges educators to support students’ rejection of prejudice – and call out language that defends the indefensible

Adam Howling illustration (1 December 2016)

For British science to thrive rather than just survive, EU partnerships and global recruitment remain key to fruitful collisions of concepts, says Ian Walmsley

Woman holding sexism is a social disease sign

The male chauvinism faced by female political leaders is not worlds away from that too often encountered in academia

Books

School of sardines swimming in ocean

Book of the week: A study of our leviathan appetite for seafood dares to go deep and recovers pearls, says Philip Hoare

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A weekly look over the shoulders of our scholar-reviewers

Photograph of Virginia Woolf

Shahidha Bari on an idiosyncratic and tantalising inward-looking exercise in soulful diary-keeping

Portrait of Nicolaes Ruts, by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

Tristan Bekinschtein lauds a Nobel laureate’s fusion of art interpretation and analysis with the internal mechanisms by which we see works of art

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

Duke University sports fans painted blue

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