THE University Workplace Survey 2016: Alashi illustration
THE University Workplace Survey 2016: results and analysis
February 4, 2016

Times Higher Education's poll shows that the bulk of staff find their work rewarding but there is a deep gulf between academics and professional and support staff

Ali bin Saud Al-Bimani
THE MENA Summit: Call for liberal arts revival in Arab world
February 4, 2016

Broader-based education addresses concerns over graduate skills, conference hears

Nick Shepherd illustration (4 February 2016)
Danny Dorling on university admissions and inequality
February 4, 2016

A rapidly changing higher education sector is urged to ask who benefits from reforms

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Ucas figures: gender gap in university applications hits record level
February 4, 2016

January deadline figures also show slight fall in overall UK applicant numbers

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Ali bin Saud Al-Bimani

Broader-based education addresses concerns over graduate skills, conference hears

Cairo, Egypt

Egyptian official says Giulio Regeni's body bore signs of torture

Lisa Anderson, former president of the American University in Cairo

Recently founded institutions can 'leapfrog' the educational approaches of the past, says former AUC president

Silhouette of person waving to departing ferry, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France

As EU referendum looms, institutions step up recruitment following scrapping of student number controls

Female lecturer writing on classroom blackboard

Many black and ethnic minority staff at universities are also downbeat about their promotion chances, according to a new University and College Union survey

girls university female student Ucas deficit

January deadline figures also show slight fall in overall UK applicant numbers

Professor Wendy Purcell

Ex v-c picked up £125K for loss of office despite becoming president on v-c salary, while university paid out almost £180K to other departing staff

People examining circle of paint swatches, viewed from above

With Regent’s University London the latest to offer the US-style of undergraduate education, Natasha Turner looks at how courses are being received elsewhere

Jo Johnson, Minister for Universities and Science

Jo Johnson becomes latest high-profile figure to take aim at elite over their access record

Jill Derby, vice-chair of the board at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani

Challenge of balancing need for quick decision-making with demand for collegiality debated

Franziska Brantner disguised as man, European Parliament, Strasbourg

Women in Leadership conference host says schools must ‘deconstruct’ curricula to combat gender bias

Man undergoing polysomnographic examination

A focus on basic cell biology and statistical population health studies means that understanding how living systems operate has been neglected, they claim

Ivan Timofeenko, Newton Park, Mirror Box

Drug company hopes to provide a new home for studies that try to replicate previous experimental results

Blogs

BME university lecturer

As increasing attention is paid to the under-representation of black and minority ethnic academics in Britain, Kalwant Bhopal weighs the process and aims of the sector’s new diversity initiative

Dutch flag Netherlands Holland

Martin Paul believes that the advantages of teaching some courses in English far outweigh the disadvantages for students in the Netherlands

David Cameron

The prime minister's suggestion that top universities are at fault for their low admission of BME students is not borne out by the evidence, says Athene Donald

Features

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Two famous experiments have reached the silver screen. Antonio Melechi on the relationship between the academic discipline and Hollywood

THE University Workplace Survey 2016: Alashi illustration

Times Higher Education's poll shows that the bulk of staff find their work rewarding but there is a deep gulf between academics and professional and support staff

Crowd of students facing forwards (illustration)

A high school dropout turned Harvard scholar tells Matthew Reisz why the academy’s one-size-fits-all mentality must go

Podcasts

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

In Numbers

London Business School campus

Insead beats Harvard Business School into second place as US continues to dominate the top 10

Poppletonian

Man looking at statue of Mao Zedong, China, 2016

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

Opinion

Daniel Mitchell illustration (4 February 2016)

More can be done in the UK to encourage study abroad, but the anglophone world may continue to attract the lion’s share, says David Willetts

Nick Shepherd illustration (4 February 2016)

A rapidly changing higher education sector is urged to ask who benefits from reforms

THE University Workplace Survey 2016: Alashi illustration

Good managers will digest the full spectrum of responses in our workplace survey to protect the system’s creative heartbeat

Marcus Butt illustration (28 January 2016)

Institutions must resist the state’s ‘efficiency’ drive while relying less on its funding. Big business could help, argues Kevin Rafferty

Books

M. V. Lee Badgett, University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst)

Scholars seeking to make a difference are let in on the secrets of engagement, says Richard Joyner

Professor Harold Bloom, Yale University

Rachel Bowlby traces how a school of literary thought and its major figures hit the big time

Painting of Chinese warriors riding into battle

It’s a myth that Confucianism kept China unprepared for war: the empire had guns and was not afraid to use them, Jonathan Mirsky writes

David Harvey, City University of New York Graduate School

The eminent anthropologist on Gielgud, T. S. Eliot, the big blind spots of big data, and a very tatty copy of Marx’s Grundrisse

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Green Paper

David Cameron

The prime minister's suggestion that top universities are at fault for their low admission of BME students is not borne out by the evidence, says Athene Donald

We need a National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in higher education, argues Terry Young

Market

Stephen Marston, now Gloucestershire v-c, criticises ‘narrow remit’ of proposed Office for Students

Rankings

Columbia University

Ellie Bothwell analyses correlation between vice-chancellors’ pay and university ranking

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India ‘cannot aspire to be a world power without having a single world-class university’, country’s president says. Phil Baty writes

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Times Higher Education World Academic Summit 2016 will be hosted in partnership with the University of California, Berkeley