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Recent opinion

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Via fiscal reform, income-linked loans and four-year places, a famed higher education system can be saved, says Simon Marginson

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The country’s learners and academics are more thoughtful, engaged and generous than their UK counterparts, says Sam Gilchrist Hall

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Funding, freedom from regulation and staff of the highest calibre are the keys to global success

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David Palfreyman considers how secretiveness about the benefits a graduate might expect might fall foul of trading regulations

Leader

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Funding, freedom from regulation and staff of the highest calibre are the keys to global success

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

Blogs

Brexit, EU referendum

Vice-chancellors will need to adapt if they want to influence the direction of post-Brexit Britain, says David Boddy

World University Rankings 2016-2017

The latest reaction to the World University Rankings as it comes in

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The best universities need the best technology to stay on top of their game, says Paul Feldman

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Anna Esaki-Smith writes on the many challenges facing her as she prepares her class for the IELTS exam

Columnists

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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

Podcasts

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Analysis of the latest World University Rankings results

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This week's issue of Times Higher Education discussed by the editorial team