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The argument that v-cs will jump ship if their salary doesn’t match that of commercial comparators rings hollow
Class is a national fixation yet if we truly want social mobility we must stop talking about it and take steps to make it a reality
Among all the changes in an international higher education sector, one constant is the primacy of integrity and quality
With targeted help from the government, the country’s universities have reasserted their quality and regained their global standing
China’s motives, like the West’s, are mixed, but it clearly has a role to play in building capacity in African higher education
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The academy’s focus on prestige makes sense, but odd-couple pairings can be as valuable as luxury ‘brands’
Some say of newer institutions that more means less, but that’s not true – more universities mean a larger economy
Sport at university can be a draw for some, but not all students want to take part – or support the costs of their provision
UK universities must compete for talent with places where you can put a roof over your head on an academic’s salary – and maybe even a bus driver’s
The UK is an energising force on the Continent, with staff and student mobility crucial to our ability to compete internationally
The rise of ‘super scholarships’ that aim to turn out future world leaders signals a new front in a global war for the best students
With PowerPoint presentations and group work dominating, we would do well to remember the pedagogic power of a voice
Universities are finding that feeding the growing worldwide hunger to learn requires an international team effort
While buoyant student numbers may imply that £9K is OK, the jury is still out on the ‘right’ split between student and state
Good managers will digest the full spectrum of responses in our workplace survey to protect the system’s creative heartbeat
States across the Middle East and North Africa have invested heavily in the sector and we all have an interest in the returns
We must be alert to unconscious bias at work across the sector and develop ways to tackle the issue to achieve greater diversity
Claims of being soft on Islamic extremists put institutions that value open and free speech in a very uncomfortable spot
As Canadian scientists look forward to a better deal under a new regime, respect for their findings is as vital as fair funding