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World’s most prestigious universities 2016
May 4, 2016

Asia increases its standing in this year's Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings

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How welcoming is academia to LGBT staff?
May 5, 2016

By some measures, universities are wonderfully accommodating workplaces for gays and lesbians. Six academics give us their perspective

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PhD students overseas: where does duty of care lie?
May 5, 2016

Giulio Regenis murder poses difficult questions for the sector on what doctoral students research should entail

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The impact agenda is starting to fail those it was meant to benefit
May 5, 2016

In chasing REF points, academics may risk their public standing and undermine work with potentially profound effects, argues Mark Reed

Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2016 results out now

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Asia increases its standing in this year's Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings

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Giulio Regenis murder poses difficult questions for the sector on what doctoral students research should entail

Almost two-thirds of members voting back strike over 'insulting' 1.1 per cent pay offer

Australian Parliament, Canberra

Plan to deregulate fees wholesale dropped, but alternatives floated in discussion paper

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Major British Council research judges 26 nations’ openness to international higher education

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Barcelona’s own version of the Crick Institute has helped the city’s academic ecosystem to thrive in spite of Spanish bureaucracy, reports Jack Grove from the Catalan capital

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Royal Irish Academy warns that low tuition fees and funding cuts pose a grave risk to province’s universities and wider economy

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International visibility for Leicester as a result of club’s success has already contributed to boost in overseas applications, says one vice-chancellor

However, director of the Oxford Martin School says 'disciplinary silos' were one factor contributing to 2008 financial crisis

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Research Integrity and Peer Review will look at every stage of the scientific process, and could even change its own review system depending on what it finds

Johannes Haushofer lists failures in attempt to 'balance the record' on how he climbed the greasy pole of academia

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Carolyn Wickware reports on how the degree model has regained its popularity in recent years

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Gearing research too far towards industry goals can lead to short-termist approach, warns Brian MacCraith

Blogs

Whites only - reconstructed apartheid bench in Cape Town

Martin Hall considers the consequences for universities of moving beyond reconciliation to reparation for former injustices

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After the THE Africa Universities Summit, and as higher education leaders gather at Going Global in Cape Town, Phil Baty reflects on the role of rankings in nation-building

A tightrope walker

Academic precarity is a special kind of ‘torture’, observes Siobhan O'Dwyer, but scholarly life is not all doom and gloom

Podcasts

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This year's results discussed by the Times Higher Education rankings team

In Numbers

Ranking

Loughborough University and University College London enter top 10

Poppletonian

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

Opinion

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Young people and employers are ill served by the government’s divisive move, which creates an unlevel playing field, argues Philip Cowan

James Fryer illustration (5 May 2016)

In chasing REF points, academics may risk their public standing and undermine work with potentially profound effects, argues Mark Reed

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Craig Brandist on the proletarianisation of a profession and how it leads to behaviours that could hobble higher education

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Among all the changes in an international higher education sector, one constant is the primacy of integrity and quality

Books

Review: The Natural and the Human, by Stephen Gaukroger

Jane O’Grady on the development of empirical investigation in attempts to understand human behaviour

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Edtech unhyped, Nigerian noir, hard-bodied prose and squaring heavens above with those urges below: must-read academic books

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Joanna Bourke on a memoir focusing on secrets, grief and desire following a life-changing accident

Scientific Researches: New Discoveries in Pneumaticks, by James Gillray

Richard Joyner on a biography seeking to reveal the chemist’s talent for reinvention

Rankings

University of Tokyo students walking on campus

Asia increases its standing in this year's Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings

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Times Higher Education World University Rankings data reveal the top 15 universities in Africa

Hong Kong

Prestigious event will bring together leaders from some of the world’s best universities