US Republicans ready to roll back HE regulation under Trump

President-elect sees deregulation as route to cutting tuition, but critics warn students will suffer. John Morgan reports from the US.

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The most innovative universities: an alternative approach to ranking

Measuring entrepreneurialism must take account of individual academics, say Robert Tijssen and Alfredo Yegros 

BRICS & Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017: results announced

India and China are the main winners in our list of the best universities in emerging economies

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Gendered adjectives: do you want to be described as hard-working?

University staff may often write letters of recommendation in a very gendered way, warns Dame Athene Donald

BRICS & Emerging Economies University Ranking 2017 out now

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President-elect sees deregulation as route to cutting tuition, but critics warn students will suffer. John Morgan reports from the US.

Network

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

John Aubrey Douglass

Berkeley academic also tells THE event that government initiatives have little influence on the quality of universities

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India and China are the main winners in our list of the best universities in emerging economies

graduate employability

University of Oxford law graduates earn considerably more than counterparts at University of Bradford, figures in ‘experimental’ data release show

Interconnected world/global roaming

Nearly two-thirds place US among top three study destinations. Separate survey says students are not deterred by Trump effect

Wole Soyinka speaking at the BRICS Universities Summit

Nobel laureate tells THE summit that religious zealotry has taken a ‘heavy toll on intellectual pursuit’

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The Universities Superannuation Scheme’s stake in former cluster bomb manufacturer Textron is an inappropriate use of savings, campaigners say

Oil derricks

Momentum is building for fossil fuel divestment in UK and US universities, while American institutions are cutting ties with ‘racist’ private prisons industry

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The vice-chancellor of Covenant University tells THE that collaborations within the continent can be most useful for solving challenges

Gymnastics. Gabrielle Jupp falls during the Womens Uneven Bars competition

Key finding of annual study into future pedagogical trends would mean students 'struggle' but gain deeper understanding

PhD, doctorate

UK universities can now ‘feel confident’ in recruiting postgraduate students for 2017-18, says RCUK chair

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US study finds biomedical PhDs from certain ethnic minorities are less likely to understand the ‘hidden’ rules of succeeding in science

Blogs

Lightbulb innovation

Measuring entrepreneurialism must take account of individual academics, say Robert Tijssen and Alfredo Yegros 

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University staff may often write letters of recommendation in a very gendered way, warns Dame Athene Donald

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Exploitative employment model is UK higher education’s ‘dirty little secret’, says Sally Hunt

Podcasts

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The THE team looks ahead to the 2016 BRICS and Emerging Economies Summit

In Numbers

Fictional professors from film, TV and literature have been reported to new watchlist of 'anti-American' academics

Poppletonian

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

Opinion

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On-campus support for those in crisis is desperately underfunded, dangerously limited and even offputting

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Sandy Grant urges educators to support students’ rejection of prejudice – and call out language that defends the indefensible

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For British science to thrive rather than just survive, EU partnerships and global recruitment remain key to fruitful collisions of concepts, says Ian Walmsley

Woman holding sexism is a social disease sign

The male chauvinism faced by female political leaders is not worlds away from that too often encountered in academia

Books

School of sardines swimming in ocean

Book of the week: A study of our leviathan appetite for seafood dares to go deep and recovers pearls, says Philip Hoare

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A weekly look over the shoulders of our scholar-reviewers

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Shahidha Bari on an idiosyncratic and tantalising inward-looking exercise in soulful diary-keeping

Portrait of Nicolaes Ruts, by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

Tristan Bekinschtein lauds a Nobel laureate’s fusion of art interpretation and analysis with the internal mechanisms by which we see works of art

Rankings

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India and China are the main winners in our list of the best universities in emerging economies

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The 150 best universities for delivering work-ready graduates

Duke University sports fans painted blue

When it comes to student engagement, US institutions in the research elite typically have a lot of ground to make up