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Nate Kitch illustration (12 January 2017)

In an era of post-truth politics, academics and their research still have a vital role to play in influencing policy, says Graeme Reid

Iceberg

As campus fortunes fluctuate with changing oil, currency and tuition prices, a Brexit bounce is a possibility. The state can steer the academy towards it

Daniel Mitchell illustration (12 January 2017)

James McCrostie was shocked to discover the extent of ‘predatory conferences’, but even more shocked by those abetting them

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China’s pressure on its academics to toe an ideological line will increase if Trump focuses only on business, says Tao Zhang

Leader

Iceberg

As campus fortunes fluctuate with changing oil, currency and tuition prices, a Brexit bounce is a possibility. The state can steer the academy towards it

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

From Where I Sit illustration (27 August 2015)

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

Blogs

Cube letters show the words No Racism

There is little sector-wide motivation to address the attainment gap between white and BME students, says Min Rodriguez

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Kate Riegle van West had to battle to bring her circus life and her academic life together

A letter from David Sanders, Regius professor at the University of Essex, to Anthony King, professor of government and a leading authority on British politics who died earlier this week

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Nick Hillman on the possible implications of the government’s defeat in the Lords

Columnists

Felipe Fernández-Armesto illustration

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

Stephen Curry columnist illustration

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

Sally Feldman columnist illustration

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

Podcasts

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

General shot of the World Academic Summit 2016, held at the University of California, Berkeley

Reflections on event held at the University of California, Berkeley