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European university leaders call for links with UK to continue

Presidents' associations issue statement in wake of Brexit vote

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Why I think the TEF is pushing elite universities towards privatisation

Students could be forced to choose between the dodgy dossiers of established reputation and the imposter proxies of the TEF, says Liz Morrish

Canadian universities told to offer ‘incentives’ to woo UK scholars

Thinktank advises universities to take advantage of UK’s ‘instability’ after EU referendum

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Moocs can transform education – but not yet

Whether or not Moocs live up to the hype, technology’s impact on universities is real and growing, Stanford University’s John Hennessy tells Ellie Bothwell

Times Higher Education Latin America University Rankings 2016 results out now

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Small print

Three institutions agree to changes over fees, course costs and progression

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Widening participation by the group ‘hugely held back’ by lack of agreed statistical category, conference hears

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Presidents' associations issue statement in wake of Brexit vote

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University College will also offer 'bridging programme' to help undergraduates develop academic skills

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Social science scholars are attempting to produce ‘impossible results’ due to demands from journal editors, finds study

Inflation

Maximum fees raised in line with inflation for year one of teaching excellence framework

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Recent attempts to get round US gun lobbys blocking of federal funds for gun violence research could be making an impact. Jon Marcus reports

The Home Office has also released data showing experiments on animals across the country have broadly flatlined since 2013

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Liverpool’s Michael Dougan on ‘poisonous’ anti-expert rhetoric and the UK’s EEA deal chances

Justine Greening, education secretary

New education secretary praises moves to open up sector to new providers, but majority allowing bill to next stage is only 36

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The ‘relatively modest’ research reputations of some senior US university leaders make their pay ‘grotesquely unmerited’, claims author of report

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Unlike the rest of the EU budget, research funding disproportionately flows to rich members. But there are pressures for this to change

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Hundreds of deans have been ordered to resign while academics have been told not to travel abroad for work in the wake of the failed coup

Blogs

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Students could be forced to choose between the dodgy dossiers of established reputation and the imposter proxies of the TEF, says Liz Morrish

Gordon Marsden, MP Blackpool South, Shadow Minister Further Education Skills & Regional Growth

Fee rises confirmed today will have a negative effect on social mobility, writes Gordon Marsden

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Debate about research on animals fails to tackle all the issues, says Gail Davies

Podcasts

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

In Numbers

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Germany and the UK well represented on Reuters’ inaugural Europe innovation ranking

Poppletonian

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

Opinion

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The gargantuan report with its scholarly focus raises questions over who will digest its intellectual arguments

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The sector must exploit machinery of government changes to boost science, social mobility and teacher education, argues Sir David Bell

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Many more of the general public should help to plot the course of research, argue Christiaan De Beukelaer and Jan Baetens

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Talking to the media isn’t a minefield, says Fern Riddell, but a manageable opportunity and a civic duty

Books

Diarmaid MacCulloch, University of Oxford

The church historian and author of All Things Made New: Writings on the Reformation on the journey from E. Nesbit to Ian Kershaw and the comforting certainties of detective fiction

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Book of the week: Randy Malamud on two scholars’ exploration of a temple of Christian fundamentalist belief

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A weekly look over the shoulders of our scholar-reviewers

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Unbeatable? This extremist group has little to offer in times of peace, says Christina Hellmich

Rankings

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Times Higher Education’s debut event on universities’ innovation and impact will be held in partnership with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Brazil leads Times Higher Education’s debut ranking of the top universities in Latin America

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Singapore leads the way in Times Higher Education's 2016 ranking of the premier universities in Asia