Recent Opinion

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November 26, 2015

This week's edition discussed by the Times Higher Education team

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November 26, 2015

The media’s sneering attacks on the Labour leader’s limited tertiary study fail to recognise that academic qualifications are not political science, says Martin McQuillan

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November 26, 2015

Why are we treated shabbily when we do so much for our universities? ask two members of this overlooked group

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November 26, 2015

Where do we draw the line on restricting academic freedom? asks Geraldine Van Bueren


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Do students’ rising demands for ‘safe space’ reveal a reluctance to be challenged, or a new zeal for political engagement?

THE Scholarly Web

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Weekly transmissions from the blogosphere

The Poppletonian

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

From Where I Sit

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Brian Bloch considers the attacks against two Humboldt University scholars in the internet age


Matthew Reisz is startled by the abusive responses to one of his articles

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Involvement in global quality assurance is crucial to signing up more overseas students, says Fiona Crozier

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If the government is serious about globalisation in higher education, it should do more to open up overseas study to UK students

International students

The US was right not to close its borders to overseas students after 9/11, says Rajika Bhandari 


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The American system isn’t ideal but it beats the UK’s, says Felipe Fernández-Armesto

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Being head of undergraduate studies was an eye-opener for Stephen Curry

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Shahidha Bari on academics’ strange relationship with the idea of failure

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Older academics need to make room for the young, says Sally Feldman


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This week's edition discussed by the Times Higher Education team

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This week's edition discussed by the Times Higher Education team