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Do we need modern language graduates in a globalised world?

Six academics offer their views on the state of language learning in a populist climate

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‘Lower-ranked’ universities take non-EU students hit

Analysis shows ‘for first time’ how government visa ‘restrictions’ impact different institutions

Budget wheeze could be double whammy for aid and research

Development assistance and research alike are ill-served by cash earmarked for both, argue Ambreena Manji and Peter Mandler

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Dons of a different kind: researching the Mafia

An academic researching the Camorra talks to John Elmes about Kalashnikovs and pizza, investigating a closed community, and how she stays safe

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Analysis shows ‘for first time’ how government visa ‘restrictions’ impact different institutions

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Latest Hesa data throw spotlight on disciplines most at risk from flight of EU talent from UK 

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But latest figures from the ONS show granting of study visas in UK HE remained stable 

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Analysis suggests v-c pay is rising twice as fast as salaries of more junior university staff

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But professor says Trump presidency might now provide ‘incentive’ for junior scholars to ask ‘important questions’

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Neuroscientists argue proposal would improve reproducibility and get drugs to market more quickly

OfS chair-designate acknowledges potential risks of opening sector up to new players

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University announces new initiatives designed to reduce problems around affordability  

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Competitive gaming is gaining mainstream recognition by establishing itself in universities among students and academics

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Working with other academics can be tricky so follow some key rules, say Kevin O'Gorman and Robert MacIntosh

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Researchers on large-scale projects would receive less credit under proposed scheme

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Black scholars progress in careers only through endorsement from white colleagues, warns professor

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Books

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Book of the week: Richard Joyner on a proselytiser for science who emphasised the ethical issues of advancement

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Beware the beginning is one lesson to take from a vital and timely study, says Robert Eaglestone

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This study shines a valuable spotlight on what UK and US media and politicians have began to call ‘the left behind’, says Lisa Mckenzie

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Doctoral study can seem like a 24-7 endeavour, but don't ignore these other opportunities, advise Robert MacIntosh and Kevin O'Gorman

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How do you defeat Nazis and liars? Focus on the people in earshot, says eminent Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipstadt

Improvement, performance, rankings, success

Phil Baty sets out why the World University Rankings are here to stay – and why that's a good thing

Warwick vice-chancellor Stuart Croft on why his university reluctantly joined the ‘flawed’ teaching excellence framework

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Old Germanic languages are back in vogue, but what value are they to a modern-day graduate? Alice Durrans writes

Rankings

Ulsan

The event in South Korea will include the official launch of the THE Asia University Rankings 

Improvement, performance, rankings, success

Phil Baty sets out why the World University Rankings are here to stay – and why that's a good thing

Hong Kong

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

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

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

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The ranking will be released during the THE Young Universities Summit in Australia

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The ranking will be released during the THE Asia Universities Summit in South Korea

THE Summits

Hong Kong

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

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UN plan to eradicate gender inequality misses larger problem of low access rates linked to poverty, University of Cambridge experts warn

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Reflections on event held at the University of California, Berkeley

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The most popular Times Higher Education stories of the last year revealed

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Ellie Bothwell hears from students at the THE BRICS & Emerging Economies Universities Summit in Johannesburg

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The Times Higher Education editorial team look at some of the highlights from this week's edition

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Provost of Universitas 21 tells THE summit that universities must engage with institutions outside their elite groups