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The robots are coming for the professionals

Do universities need to rethink what they do and how they do it now that artificial intelligence is beginning to take over graduate-level roles?

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Mental health research ‘being short-changed’, academics claim

The grouping of subjects such as neuroscience and psychiatry with cheaper disciplines will lead to what critics say is a failure to fairly fund mental health research

Turkey’s post-coup purge furthers state aim of a subservient sector

All scholars have to stand up for academic freedom as the Turkish AKP government works to silence critical voices, Mehmet Ugur writes

James Fryer illustration (28 July 2016)
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Academia too reliant on ‘accidental leadership development’

Few academic department heads receive any formal leadership training when they step up into middle management, a study says

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Elderly man lying down in Body CT (CAT Scan) machine

The grouping of subjects such as neuroscience and psychiatry with cheaper disciplines will lead to what critics say is a failure to fairly fund mental health research

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Idea is mooted at EuroScience Open Forum but event is also warned that privileging researchers could be seen as ‘elitist’

Child drives miniature car into people

Smaller, newer alternative providers are less likely to pass higher education review, analysis says

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Hepi report looks at New Zealand’s lessons for UK on overseas loan defaults and private expansion problems

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De Montfort University is asking staff to record their lectures to help students with disabilities

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The D-PLACE tool means anthropologists and historians can finally statistically test theories about what shapes human culture and society

Isabel Millar, University of Westminster

Westminster looks to new ways for students from 150 countries to explore their differences

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Bill Boulding of Fuqua School of Business says higher education must create a culture of public trust in academia through those they educate

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Creator of crowdfunding teaching tool says entrepreneurship courses should drop the traditional business plan as a method of assessment

Group of men dressed in Spitfire pilot costumes

Few academic department heads receive any formal leadership training when they step up into middle management, a study says

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Former education secretary under Thatcher considers how his new work on book burning relates to current debate on censorship

Man painting

Researchers have used an art competition to model what happens during peer review, and their work raises further questions over its effectiveness

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Statement signed by 30 scholarly organisations condemns continued attack on academic freedom

Blogs

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Jo Beall assesses how recent changes to higher education and research compare with countries the UK could see as key trading partners post-Brexit

Turkey flag

The Turkish government's actions in relation to higher education are understandable, argue Sedat Gumus and Bekir Gur

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There is no shortage of ways for universities to make it easier for those with children to attend scholarly conferences, says Rachel Moss

Podcasts

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

In Numbers

Lightbulbs innovation

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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Beefing up the independent adjudicator’s role would benefit the sector and students alike, says Matthew Wyard

James Fryer illustration (28 July 2016)

All scholars have to stand up for academic freedom as the Turkish AKP government works to silence critical voices, Mehmet Ugur writes

Nate Kitch illustration (28 July 2016)

Rather than resisting the growing emphasis on employability, academics should be seeking to drive the process, argues Benjamin Poore

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Institutions planning for the future would be wise to talk to one of their artificial intelligence researchers

Books

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Book of the week: Meet the human computers in heels who juggled science and family, says Margaret A. Weitekamp

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A weekly look over the shoulders of our scholar-reviewers

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An economist explains to the rich that they didn’t build that, Danny Dorling writes

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David Gewanter on a poet’s turning his telltale gaze to works of verse and makers of muddled readings and purveyors of ‘balonium’

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