Mountain climber carrying safety mattress bearing Swiss flag

What lessons does Switzerland hold for the UK post-Brexit?

Can a research powerhouse retain access to EU funds after a referendum backing restrictions on free movement? John Morgan reports

Men competing in pantomime horse race, Birmingham

Some Russell Group universities ‘could opt out of the TEF’

In a THE survey, only three group members confirm they will participate in exercise amid suggestions that others are considering not taking part

Cash-starved campuses must raise fees or drop standards

Are alternative income streams out there? Keith Burnett mulls all the options and the impact of Brexit in a marketised system

Miles Cole illustration (1 September 2016)
Plastic bag full of baby dolls

Professor turns to novel writing as his research ‘had no impact’

Welfare state expert Peter Taylor-Gooby cheerfully admits his research has had no real-world influence – but hopes a book might

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Men competing in pantomime horse race, Birmingham

In a THE survey, only three group members confirm they will participate in exercise amid suggestions that others are considering not taking part

Swans on river Limmat, Zurich, Switzerland

ETH Zurich president says ERC alternative needed if pair exit EU research framework

Woman takes off mask

Women's submissions to a leading seminar were viewed more warmly once a gender-blind process was introduced

Businessman making a choice

But teaching champion forced to forgo as much as £1.5 million of hoped-for income

Woman walks past mural in favour of same-sex marriages

Institutions should also appoint ‘hate incident champions’ to encourage students to report abuse, says study

Young couple with baby next to house for sale sign

New College of the Humanities seeks £8.5 million while BPP University could be set for new ownership

John Latham, Coventry University

New University Alliance chair John Latham ‘wouldn’t want to be unaligned’ as an institution

Plastic bag full of baby dolls

Welfare state expert Peter Taylor-Gooby cheerfully admits his research has had no real-world influence – but hopes a book might

Man standing in road holding No Entry sign over face

Jack Grove asks whether the push to tackle gender inequality has led to discrimination against male scholars

Man eavesdropping and taking notes at door

Study in US suggests that institutions do take a hit from adverse media coverage despite a scandal likely leading to improved policies and procedures

Customer service team answering phones

London South Bank's chief operating officer says students deserve to receive the best service after institution wins recognition for customer satisfaction

University of Cape Town

Sixteen of country’s 26 institutions face ‘financial distress’ next year

Blogs

Laptop, books and pencils

Rachel Moss on why academic women might find maternity leave a sometimes challenging experience

Bay Area Rapid Transport station

Jonathan Grant and Alexandra Pollitt look at how discrete choice modelling might be able to work out what type of impact is most valued

China and Malaysia

The early days of Xiamen University Malaysia illustrate the challenges Chinese universities will face as they open branch campuses in other nations, say Alan Ruby and Bonnie Yingfei He

Podcasts

mic, microphone, podcast

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

In Numbers

Gender balance

World University Rankings analysis highlights top female university leaders

Poppletonian

The Poppletonian (1 September 2016)

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

Opinion

Paper being processed in paper mill

Banning ghostwriting services from advertising won’t stop students cheating, but four simple steps could hobble them, says Geoffrey Alderman

Miles Cole illustration (1 September 2016)

Are alternative income streams out there? Keith Burnett mulls all the options and the impact of Brexit in a marketised system

Michael Parkin illustration (1 September 2016)

A divided public and constitutional concerns make it impossible for Britain to pull out of the EU, says Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Swiss town with flag of Switzerland and Swiss Alps (Matterhorn) in background

Will an Alpine holiday make Theresa May reflect on what is lost when science and education become collateral damage?

Books

Piles of euro banknotes being counted and stacked

Book of the week: The decision process behind the euro has left the EU in an untenable position, says Lucia Quaglia

Seated man on sofa reading book

A weekly look over the shoulders of our scholar-reviewers

Interconnected city (concept illustration)

Richard J. Williams on how big data may transform how we live, travel and work in our towns

Woman viewing holocaust documentary on large-screen television

This survey covers the main trends in Holocaust studies but it would have benefited from a more international scope, says Neil Gregor

Rankings

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Arts and humanities research will be better represented in the 2016-17 global league table

Reputation

Event will take place in Berkeley, California, ahead of the THE World Academic Summit

Houses and hills of Berkeley, California

LinkedIn co-founder, a Nobel laureate and more than 10 university presidents among high-profile speakers at Times Higher Education’s flagship event