Door peephole painted as bomb ready to explode
Safety is more important than privacy
April 28, 2016

It’s time to use technology to detect potential threats and worry less about outdated ideas of privacy, says Ron Iphofen

James Iles illustration, An Adventure in Statistics: The Reality Enigma
Andy Field takes statistics adventure to a new level
April 28, 2016

Best-selling author explains how his love of sci-fi and romance stories have helped him craft his latest statistics odyssey

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Members-only staffroom splits opinion
April 28, 2016

But could arguments over washing-up, empty honesty boxes and milk be a thing of the past at De Montfort?

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Germany: an alternative route to excellence
April 28, 2016

There’s a tension between Germany’s desire to be in the global elite of higher education while remaining egalitarian. John Morgan reports

Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2016 coming soon

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McGuire brothers squashing smaller wrestler

Contract terms bring criticism of funding council, but it defends ‘normal commercial practice’

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John Morgan finds pro-EU stance of (most) graduates will be a key factor on 23 June, but also reveals much about current divisions in UK society

Ernest Aryeetey, University of Ghana vice-chancellor

But the vice-chancellor of the University of Ghana says academics must still 'push' for recognition

gender pay gap

Durham, Edinburgh and Queen’s University Belfast pick up inaugural awards for arts, humanities and social science departments 

Women and man standing on red carpet

But could arguments over washing-up, empty honesty boxes and milk be a thing of the past at De Montfort?

Weighed down

Sutton Trust report warns that finding is ‘cause for concern’

Man dressed as bird jumping into sea, Bognor Regis, England

‘Character education’, a concept that has taken off among schoolteachers, could be coming to higher education

South Africa v New Zealand, Rugby World Cup, Twickenham Stadium, London

Director of education and society at the British Council says Western universities must prove they do not have ‘imperialist’ designs on the continent

Barack Obama

‘America’s Promise Grants’ find way around Republican block in Congress

James Iles illustration, An Adventure in Statistics: The Reality Enigma

Best-selling author explains how his love of sci-fi and romance stories have helped him craft his latest statistics odyssey

Man dancing with ghost of woman

Those judging creative scientific ideas fail to fully understand them, potentially hampering breakthroughs, research indicates

Row of increasing-sized pink piggy banks

Ross-CASE report finds that four-fifths of philanthropic donors to universities are alumni

Racegoers celebrate win, Royal Ascot, England

New book on gambling also highlights how scientists can learn a great deal themselves at the racetrack or in the casino

Blogs

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Schools and universities are increasingly looking at how improving personalities can boost social mobility. But in doing so, they may be forced to choose between teaching what is helpful, and what is true, says David Matthews

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13 tips to make submitting your paper a breeze

Female students walking on campus, University of Tehran, Iran

Discrimination and university expulsions continue to blight the lives of this religious minority, writes Shabnam Moinipour

Podcasts

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

In Numbers

Ranking

Loughborough University and University College London enter top 10

Poppletonian

Joseph Welch, James Stewart, Brooks West and George C. Scott, Anatomy of a Murder, 1959

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

Opinion

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

Tree-lined road stretching to horizon

Well-targeted mental health support can help students stay on track in an uncapped sector, says David Laws

Scott Jessop illustration (28 April 2016)

The junior doctor contract not only deters the lab work that leads to breakthroughs, it threatens quality of care, argues Amitava Banerjee

David Humphries illustration (28 April 2016)

To aid non-traditional students, David Burns built a ‘Spoc’, a digital course where an academic is always on call

Books

Crowd of student protestors at outdoor demonstration

Robert Eaglestone admires the reasoning applied in the description of this moment as ‘postirony’

John Stuart Mill portrait

Richard Murphy seeks more justification for the authors’ arguments on taxation of the wealthy

André M. Carrington, Drexel University

The author of Speculative Blackness on Star Trek and race, fan fiction and graphic novels, and life-changing works by Alice Walker, Toni Morrison and Ray Bradbury

Books on bookshelf

A weekly look over the shoulders of our scholar-reviewers

Rankings

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Times Higher Education World University Rankings data reveal the top 15 universities in Africa

Hong Kong

Prestigious event will bring together leaders from some of the world’s best universities

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The UK has the most institutions in the Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 Rankings 2016