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Vote on which academic text has proved most influential on how we live now

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

Map of Turkey

Turkish philosopher describes shock at being stopped from packing up office after sudden dismissal

Research

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

Magic book with shining lights

Vote on which academic text has proved most influential on how we live now

Map of Turkey

Turkish philosopher describes shock at being stopped from packing up office after sudden dismissal

World News

Map of Turkey

Turkish philosopher describes shock at being stopped from packing up office after sudden dismissal

Person chopping wood with axe

Academics are alarmed at reports that first Trump budget will try to end funds 

President of ETH Zurich talks to Times Higher Education rankings editor Phil Baty

The Week In Higher Education

Week in higher education illustration (19 January 2017)

The good, the bad and the offbeat: the academy through the lens of the world’s media

The week in higher education cartoon (12 January 2017)

The good, the bad and the offbeat: the academy through the lens of the world’s media

Politics and Policy

Person chopping wood with axe

Academics are alarmed at reports that first Trump budget will try to end funds 

President of ETH Zurich talks to Times Higher Education rankings editor Phil Baty

Internationalisation

Chinese Shakespeare

New academic partnership to build on the country’s deeper ‘engagement with world literature’

A visitor admires shadow puppets made of leather during an exhibition. China
Lucrative offer to professor renews concerns over 'unethical' contracts
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 

Rankings

Hong Kong

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

Interviews

Woman watching The Open University on TV while holding child

The Open University's vice-chancellor says now is the moment to turn around decline in part-time study

Data

Japan’s universities turn to hospitals for financial pain relief (5 January 2017)

This graph shows that Japan’s top-ranked universities now rely on their hospitals for about 40 per cent of their income as they struggle with deep cuts in government spending.

Mapped out: negative perceptions of science (22 December 2016)

This map shows that across Africa, India, Central America and parts of the Middle East, people are more likely to believe that one of the “bad effects” of science is that it “breaks down ideas of right and wrong”

The rise of open access mega-journals (8 December 2016)

This graph shows the dramatic rise of open access mega-journals such as Plos One, which offer to publish papers based on their scientific soundness rather than the significance or novelty of the results, and which accept research across a broad range of disciplines

Universities whose work has driven environmental awareness (24 November 2016)

As the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rises comes into force this month, these are the universities that have, between 2011 and 2015, produced the environmental science research with the greatest impact