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Vice-chancellors warn that leading researchers will flee if unrest over tuition fees is not resolved swiftly

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Universal free higher education regarded as unaffordable in country’s current economic crisis

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Ucas data for early-deadline courses are first sign of possible reaction to referendum result

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Badly rated teachers more likely to distrust data, Israeli study finds

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New Aston vice-chancellor Alec Cameron also says that Brexit could lead to ‘aggressive’ recruitment of students in Europe

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Leru analysis points to problems with Horizon 2020

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Student artists at Staffordshire University have transformed academic research on graduate debt into a full-length comic

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Indian private university adds Long Island to list of global campuses, but faces opposition on Boston plans

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Dean of new French-Chinese institution excited by opportunities in ‘dynamic’ part of the world

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European University Association research flags pressure points across continent

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New paper finds that effective social media does help to attract and retain students

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Country is the latest to wonder whether separate admissions processes for international students are fair


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Isolation and ‘blatant sexual harassment’ among the issues reported by female engineering scholars, writes Brian Rubineau

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A trip to the theatre prompts Martin Hall to think afresh about the demonstrations gripping his country’s campuses

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UK prime minister Theresa May must prove her ‘fixer’ reputation by consulting vice-chancellors and ensuring overseas students feel welcome again, says David Boddy


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With the right strategies, becoming the leading country for scholarship and science is within the UK’s grasp, says Jamie Martin

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World-leading institutions will require greater funding, internationalisation and autonomy, says C. Raj Kumar

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Gayle Munro on the disparaging comment that fuelled her thesis and the perception that non-traditional doctoral students lack commitment

Anti-riot policeman reacts towards student protestor, University of the Witwatersrand

Campus violence could halt the homeward flow of the internationally mobile researchers South Africa’s academy needs


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The professor of neurology on the doctor’s life, treating and befriending a treasured author and bringing memoir, medical biography and pop-sci together in writing Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine

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William Kolbrener on a study of the tales that centre on a place that is both a real Polish city and an imaginary realm

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Blow your mind by travelling to the bizarre yet beautiful frontier of physics, says Tara Shears

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

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The event will include the official launch of the 2017 THE BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings

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Eight subject rankings reveal elite group of 14 US and European universities thriving across disciplines