Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party (portrait)
Jeremy Corbyn still wants to scrap fees but is no ‘dictator’
February 11, 2016

Labour leader tells THE he has discussed funding model for abolishing fees with shadow chancellor

Figure skaters striking pose during competition
How to balance public and private contributions to higher education?
February 11, 2016

John Morgan examines current arrangements and suggested ratios at home and abroad

International students and immigration officials
Non-EU students are now being sacrificed as political pawns
February 11, 2016

The forced departure from the UK of a US PhD graduate is a wake-up call to universities, which must respond, argues Martin McQuillan

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V-c pay and perks revealed
February 11, 2016

Bosses’ pay rose by 3 per cent on average to £272,432, according to a new University and College Union report

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Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party (portrait)

Labour leader tells THE he has discussed funding model for abolishing fees with shadow chancellor

Jo Johnson, Minister for Universities and Science

High dropout rate among black students also targeted in new guidance to Offa

Gift-wrapped helicopter on launch pad

Bosses’ pay rose by 3 per cent on average to £272,432, according to a new University and College Union report

Students walking into Cardiff University campus building

More universities set to follow Cardiff University into bond market as appetite for construction pairs with ‘unbelievably low’ interest rates

Thai students play soccer with elephants, 2014

Thailand’s institutions want to develop joint degrees with the UK, but hurdles remain in visa red tape and political instability

Greg Dyke

Former York chancellor says leading universities should lower entry requirements for students from poor backgrounds

Magic money

Critics claim graduates treated unfairly in 'smoke and mirrors' RAB change

Damning report condemns government for not reaching recruitment target in past four years

Two women take a selfie with Chinese flags

Interviews with MA students in UK suggest that although few agree with Chinese government line, compulsory courses dull development of independent thought

Woman doing handstand

Job descriptions demand early career academics be multitalented ‘superheroes’, a study suggests

Report from careers advice service Prospects points to significant rise in employment rate for those with higher level qualifications

People taking part in basket carrying contest, London

Former international rugby player Colin Gregor is one of a growing number of students to balance a PhD with a career

Korean wedding dress

Some universities have already overturned a ban on marriage and children among undergraduates, but it is still upheld in places

Blogs

African drumming

Global higher education programmes should respond to our unstable world, says Martin Hall

Construction site warning

Why are researchers preoccupied with 'lad culture' when the under-representation of men among students is the real problem, asks Joanna Williams

Television camera

Australian academic Benjamin Habib reflects on the worst public embarrassment of his career

Features

Scorch mark from iron on shirt

Scholars discuss their early adventures in the world of work – and what they learned from them

Figure skaters striking pose during competition

John Morgan examines current arrangements and suggested ratios at home and abroad

Contact sheet of black and white photos

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

Podcasts

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In Numbers

Plays of Shakespeare

Times Higher Education World University Rankings data reveal the best ancient institutions 

Poppletonian

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Opinion

Science microscope

New models of scientific discovery eschew the principle of basic research first, says Ben Shneiderman

International students and immigration officials

The forced departure from the UK of a US PhD graduate is a wake-up call to universities, which must respond, argues Martin McQuillan

Taking measurements

We need more time to road-test the TEF, develop the right metrics and get everyone on board, argues Bill Rammell

Split pound coin

While buoyant student numbers may imply that £9K is OK, the jury is still out on the ‘right’ split between student and state

Books

Lauren Redniss illustrations in Thunder and Lightning, 2016

Book of the week: Exquisite images trigger the sensations of terror and wonder that nature inspires, says Philip Hoare

Michael Douglas and Jane Fonda in The China Syndrome, 1979

From Mrs Roentgen’s ring to Fukushima fears: Richard Joyner on an informative popular history

Two women dancing side by side

Luna Centifanti on the important role that emotions play in our ability to assimilate knowledge

Pile of books against red wall

New titles for your to-read list: the law and transgender, world history redux, quantum bananas and eldritch otherworlds

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Ed Balls, Labour Party Spring Forum, Birmingham, 2013

Gordon Brown’s former right-hand man talks to John Morgan about his return to Harvard, Labour’s higher education ‘failure’ and a political comeback

Joanna Williams, University of Kent

Joanna Williams discusses student censors, the elevation of subjective experience over ‘facts’ and the need to challenge ideas

Group of women exercising in gym (17 December 2015)

As undergraduates join lecturers in rethinking reading lists and course content, Chris Havergal examines their role in pedagogical decisions

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

Indian flag

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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