Hospital, healthcare, ward,

Historians make the best healthcare workers

During a hospital stay, Emily Michelson learned why the humanities and sciences are in no way opposites

CN Nanjing Confucius gate set

China: Shakespeare now welcome

New academic partnership to build on the country’s deeper ‘engagement with world literature’

Junior scholars face penalties for interdisciplinary work

Universities need to adapt career paths to accommodate scientists who tap into different fields, says research

Rafael Reif, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT president: Trump ‘will not change our mission’

But L. Rafael Reif admits the university may have to look for alternative funding sources and new ways to ‘stay connected’ to world 

THE Leadership and Management Awards 2017 enter now

Latest News

CN Nanjing Confucius gate set

New academic partnership to build on the country’s deeper ‘engagement with world literature’

Universities need to adapt career paths to accommodate scientists who tap into different fields, says research

domestic abuse sex with students

Student leader calls for clearer rules on student-staff relationships after Sussex report into abusive lecturer case

Computer keyboard locked with padlock and chain

List creator to now pursue ‘new areas of research’

Subra Suresh, president of Carnegie Mellon University, speaks to THE at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Interconnected world/global roaming

Phil Baty reports from the World Economic Forum in Davos

MRC researchers in West Africa face political unrest

Magic book with shining lights

Vote on which academic text has proved most influential on how we live now

A visitor admires shadow puppets made of leather during an exhibition. China
Lucrative offer to professor renews concerns over 'unethical' contracts
President-elect Donald Trump looks on as Betsy DeVos, his nominee for Secretary of Education, speaks at the DeltaPlex Arena, December 9, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Leading Democrat puts education secretary nominee under pressure on loans and ‘non-existent’ higher education record

mouse in petri dish

Bid to test key cancer findings uses a strict method to avoid bias, but this means some outcomes have proved inconclusive

Rafael Reif, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

But L. Rafael Reif admits the university may have to look for alternative funding sources and new ways to ‘stay connected’ to world 

chefs cook up a giant omelette
Soumitra Dutta speaks to THE about Cornell's new technology campus

Blogs

Hospital, healthcare, ward,

During a hospital stay, Emily Michelson learned why the humanities and sciences are in no way opposites

A collection of toy globes

Universities need to adapt to stay relevant, says Gordon Redding

With wit and frankness, rebel scientist Tommaso Dorigo has spent a dozen years telling it like it is in his blog about research life. He speaks to Karen Shook

Podcasts

Podcast (old microphone placed on office desk)

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

In Numbers

Futuristic car

Data reveal institutions that have co-authored the most papers with top 25 firms in new innovation list

Poppletonian

Elizabeth Taylor and Rex Harrison as Cleopatra and Caesar (1963)

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

Opinion

James Fryer illustration (19 January 2017)

Universities teach attention to evidence and fact-based reasoning, which 1930s Germany, 1990s Rwanda and now today’s US show us are vital, argues Donald E. Hall

Trump supporters

Social science must return to qualitative research to understand social and political shifts, say Pamela Prickett and Elaine Howard Ecklund

Rob Dobi illustration (19 January 2017)

Existentialism may now seem more relevant to philosophy undergraduates, but a woeful John Kaag shares their mood of blank despair 

Statue behind a fence

What is a university? The Lords debate on the HE bill asked this very question and reminds us that in 2017, clarifying their purpose is more vital than ever

Books

Sorority friends

Friends can help undergraduates blossom, but there’s not enough mixing of students from different backgrounds, says Lorenza Antonucci

Sari Nusseibeh

The author and philosopher on his journey from Western thought to early Arabic scholarship as well as novels that detail daily life in today’s Muslim world

The Garden of Delights by Hieronymus Bosch (1504)

Tracey Warr on a pair of masters who, with ethereality and earthiness, respectively, puts the captivatingly quotidian on canvas 

Tailor at work

Kate Macdonald on a study of how garments changed their wearers in early 20th-century Britain

Rankings

Hong Kong

Event will explore university-industry collaboration, curiosity-led research and whether institutions can create entrepreneurs

Greyhounds

The results of the survey will be used to shape the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-18

Shadows of graduates at liberal arts college US

Liberal arts colleges have lower levels of racial and socio-economic diversity among students, according to data collected by Times Higher Education