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World University Rankings 2016-2017 by subject: results announced

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

Seven essential tips for surviving the new academic year

Seven essential tips for surviving the new academic year

Seasoned scholars offer tips on first lectures, the ‘Eton mess’ of PhD supervision and why hobbies belong at work

Academic double standards: freedom for lecturers, compliance for students

Bruce Macfarlane on the hypocrisy of academics who help to monitor students in ways they themselves never were

Eleanor Shakespeare illustration (29 September 2016)
Student demonstrators holding 'Debtors class of 2031' sign

Claims of US student loan crisis are ‘fictional narrative’

But a federal income-contingent system is called for in a book co-authored by Brookings Institution fellow

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017 results out now

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Harvard University campus

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

Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder, speaks at the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit 2016, held at the University of California, Berkeley

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman tells THE summit that universities should focus on teaching undergraduates how to discern truth

Student demonstrators holding 'Debtors class of 2031' sign

But a federal income-contingent system is called for in a book co-authored by Brookings Institution fellow

Angry man rejecting couple

Academic journal editor-turned-lecturer Hilary Hamnett explains the most common reasons why papers are rejected

Man handing microphone to audience member

Academic attainment of disadvantaged students can be improved if they can decide how they are assessed, study claims

Hoover Tower, Stanford University

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education league table focuses on universities’ teaching environments

Association of American Universities president also says state of US public universities is like battle to save species from extinction

Male and female scientists at work in laboratory

Academic science still operates on assumptions that have failed to catch up with the realities of today’s family lives, argue scholars

Class painting

New study adds to concerns over the weakness of Chinese university teaching

Nicholas Dirks at the THE World Academic Summit

Nicholas Dirks tells THE summit that free tuition would enable government to 'control' public research universities 

Nanjing Road, Shanghai, China

Chancellor Lizhong Yu tells Jack Grove about how NYU Shanghai hopes its model will turbocharge international mobility

Former secretary of labor tells THE summit that growing inequality in admissions is ‘national tragedy in the making’

Leszek Borysiewicz with World Academic Summit logo

Sir Leszek Borysiewicz to tell THE summit that universities rely on public trust and institutional autonomy

Blogs

Student mother working with baby

The challenges of being a parent while studying must not be overlooked, says Helen Owton 

Phil Baty

Phil Baty addresses the THE World Academic Summit 2016, and raises some fundamental questions about how higher education is viewed worldwide

Brexit, EU referendum

Vice-chancellors will need to adapt if they want to influence the direction of post-Brexit Britain, says David Boddy

Podcasts

THE World University Rankings 2016-2017 methodology illustration

Analysis of the latest World University Rankings results

In Numbers

LinkedIn, social media

Kate McNamee explains how the Alliance Manchester Business School is embracing LinkedIn

Poppletonian

Man dressed as the devil/satan

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

Opinion

Eleanor Shakespeare illustration (29 September 2016)

Bruce Macfarlane on the hypocrisy of academics who help to monitor students in ways they themselves never were

Snails competing in race

Scholarship is about valuing things that can’t be counted and shouldn’t be rushed, says Adam Benjamin Smith

Mick Marston illustration (29 September 2016)

After one exam mark scuppered his daughter’s university plans, Hans van Mourik Broekman joined those calling for admissions reform

Statue of Lady Justice in academic's office

The world judges in black and white and only strict adherence to principle can regain the public’s trust

Books

Boats anchored in harbour, British Virgin Islands

Richard Murphy is enthralled by an insider’s story of a secretive profession that intensifies inequality

First World War (WW1) memorial crosses and poppies

A. W. Purdue on the suffering of populations of multi-ethnic empires in the years after the Great War

Author Baroness Susan Greenfield, Lincoln College, University of Oxford

The neuroscientist, broadcaster and author of A Day in the Life of the Brain holds forth on pony tales, Giuseppe di Lampedusa's Leopard, Thucydides and The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Books open on table outside

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Rankings

Harvard University campus

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

Hoover Tower, Stanford University

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education league table focuses on universities’ teaching environments

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Find out the differences between these two leading US university rankings