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Trump inauguration: how academics will spend the day

Abraham Lincoln, a history of the Roman Empire and an EU flag feature in scholars’ Trump Day plans  

Rafael Reif, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT president: Trump ‘will not change our mission’

But L. Rafael Reif admits the university may have to look for alternative funding sources and new ways to ‘stay connected’ to world 

A new frontier: US academia under President Trump

John Morgan considers the impact on students and US scholars, and the political earthquake’s potential positives

Donald Trump and US flag montage
Trump supporters

Study people, not numbers, for truth post Trump’s election

Social science must return to qualitative research to understand social and political shifts, say Pamela Prickett and Elaine Howard Ecklund

THE Leadership and Management Awards 2017 enter now

Latest News

Interconnected world/global roaming

Phil Baty reports from the World Economic Forum in Davos

A visitor admires shadow puppets made of leather during an exhibition. China
Lucrative offer to professor renews concerns over 'unethical' contracts
President-elect Donald Trump looks on as Betsy DeVos, his nominee for Secretary of Education, speaks at the DeltaPlex Arena, December 9, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Leading Democrat puts education secretary nominee under pressure on loans and ‘non-existent’ higher education record

mouse in petri dish

Bid to test key cancer findings uses a strict method to avoid bias, but this means some outcomes have proved inconclusive

Rafael Reif, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

But L. Rafael Reif admits the university may have to look for alternative funding sources and new ways to ‘stay connected’ to world 

Overall higher education staff headcount up 2 per cent, new data reveal

chefs cook up a giant omelette
Soumitra Dutta speaks to THE about Cornell's new technology campus
Two volunteers try out the 'social sphere' for two - plastic speech bubbles that allow you to hold a private conversation in noisy pubs and clubs

Discipline needs to forge new research agendas and promote its benefits more effectively, workshop hears

Theresa May speaking at podium

Theresa May speech also signals that future EU student recruitment will be ‘managed properly’

People walking through snow

Scholars fear reputation of country’s higher education sector will be damaged as evidence of brain drain mounts 

Cardiff University is highest placed HE institution in list of LGBT-friendly employers for second successive year 

Reichstag building
Some universities in Germany are using extra cash to create elite flagship courses, says study
A couple dancing in a club

Study also found that almost 1 in 5 college men admitted to sexual aggression

Blogs

Spending graph

Duncan Ross on the correlation between country income and university performance

Inauguration, obama

Abraham Lincoln, a history of the Roman Empire and an EU flag feature in scholars’ Trump Day plans  

Donald Trump holding mask of his own face

The US has long been losing its popularity with overseas students, says Marguerite Dennis

Podcasts

Podcast (old microphone placed on office desk)

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

In Numbers

Futuristic car

Data reveal institutions that have co-authored the most papers with top 25 firms in new innovation list

Poppletonian

Elizabeth Taylor and Rex Harrison as Cleopatra and Caesar (1963)

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

Opinion

James Fryer illustration (19 January 2017)

Universities teach attention to evidence and fact-based reasoning, which 1930s Germany, 1990s Rwanda and now today’s US show us are vital, argues Donald E. Hall

Trump supporters

Social science must return to qualitative research to understand social and political shifts, say Pamela Prickett and Elaine Howard Ecklund

Rob Dobi illustration (19 January 2017)

Existentialism may now seem more relevant to philosophy undergraduates, but a woeful John Kaag shares their mood of blank despair 

Statue behind a fence

What is a university? The Lords debate on the HE bill asked this very question and reminds us that in 2017, clarifying their purpose is more vital than ever

Books

Sorority friends

Friends can help undergraduates blossom, but there’s not enough mixing of students from different backgrounds, says Lorenza Antonucci

Sari Nusseibeh

The author and philosopher on his journey from Western thought to early Arabic scholarship as well as novels that detail daily life in today’s Muslim world

The Garden of Delights by Pieter Bruegel (1504)

Tracey Warr on a pair of masters who, with ethereality and earthiness, respectively, puts the captivatingly quotidian on canvas 

Tailor at work

Kate Macdonald on a study of how garments changed their wearers in early 20th-century Britain

Rankings

Hong Kong

Event will explore university-industry collaboration, curiosity-led research and whether institutions can create entrepreneurs

Greyhounds

The results of the survey will be used to shape the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-18

Shadows of graduates at liberal arts college US

Liberal arts colleges have lower levels of racial and socio-economic diversity among students, according to data collected by Times Higher Education