University of São Paulo Faculty of Law: Best universities in Latin America
Most prestigious universities in Latin America revealed
May 26, 2016

Brazil dominates the list of Latin America’s best universities as judged by Times Higher Education’s Academic Reputation Survey

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Chinese student market: can the West weather a perfect storm?
May 26, 2016

David Matthews considers a flurry of ‘threats’ to the conveyor belt of arrivals and what Western campuses can do to shockproof their systems

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The 10 commandments for influencing policymakers
May 26, 2016

Nick Hillman offers academics advice on managing expectations and ensuring that their research has a big impact

Construction crew dismantle a building, Shanghai, China
NSS manipulation claims ‘raise questions’ about data reliability
May 26, 2016

Allegations of ‘inappropriate influence’ emerge on survey that will be key TEF metric

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Construction crew dismantle a building, Shanghai, China

Allegations of ‘inappropriate influence’ emerge on survey that will be key TEF metric

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Leeds and OU programmes signal significant change in online platform’s pricing structure

University of São Paulo Faculty of Law: Best universities in Latin America

Brazil dominates the list of Latin America’s best universities as judged by Times Higher Education’s Academic Reputation Survey

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Data show deep dependence on EU funds by some institutions and subjects

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Canadian academic argues people should get access to free higher education in return for their contribution to society

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David Matthews reports from Canada on a model that gives students up to two years in work placements

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Two-day walkout follows offer branded an 'insult' by the UCU, but employers claim strike will have 'no to low impact'

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Does flexible working benefit universities as well as individuals? Jack Grove reports

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Possible mass resignation of external examiners in pay dispute raises concerns about sector’s use of contracts, says legal expert

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Ministers press ahead with plans to assess institutions despite warnings from research they commissioned

Globes

Governments overall are spending more of GDP on tertiary education but less on research

Dame Julia Goodfellow

Fears that Britain will leave the EU are deterring academics from taking up posts at UK universities, says Universities UK president Dame Julia Goodfellow

widening participation

University Alliance study highlights what it says is higher education institutions' key role in improving social mobility

Blogs

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Marguerite Dennis explains how university student recruiters should plan for enrolling Chinese students

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After failing to be shortlisted for several jobs, a black British lecturer decided to apply to universities using a ‘whitened name’

Justification for the teaching excellence framework in the 2016 HE White Paper is flawed, says Dorothy Bishop

Podcasts

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

In Numbers

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Loughborough jumps into the top five, according to latest league table

Poppletonian

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

Opinion

Miles Cole illustration (26 May 2016)

Nick Hillman offers academics advice on managing expectations and ensuring that their research has a big impact

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Energy, ingenuity and international outlook make HK a fertile territory for success, says Peter Mathieson

Data being analysed under magnifying glass (illustration)

Scrutiny of datasets informing the teaching excellence framework will ramp up, and rightly so, given the high stakes and risk of misuse

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Being open about failure is one thing, but we must also look at how we define success, says Shahidha Bari

Books

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Academics need to hit the brakes and work to change the system they’re in, says Emma Rees

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A weekly look over the shoulders of our scholar-reviewers

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Fresh perspectives on a 19th-century Tory leader can be gleaned from his fiction, finds A.W. Purdue

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New technology has changed how we approach the act of writing, finds John Gilbey

Rankings

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Asia increases its standing in this year's Times Higher Education World Reputation 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