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Shakespeares Globe Theatre at sunset

Thesis explores thumb-biting, ‘Spanish figs’ and other rude Elizabethan gestures

Penguin on iceberg

New app helps people ‘move beyond the headlines’ about climate change

Man shining the shoes of a businessman

Higher university enrolment worsens the average quality of non-graduates and leads to lower wages, conference told

Research

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UUK in search for ‘politically achievable’ solution given that end to free movement is ‘likely’

Hands grabbing dollar bills

Life sciences journal spends just over £3,000 per article, and has challenged high-profile rivals to release details of their costs

Monks studying books in the courtyard

New English journals are ‘springing up like mushrooms’ so research can be read internationally, says report

World News

Glass with bullet holes

For the second time in a month the American University of Afghanistan has been targeted

Woman making plaster puppet

Levels of nepotism in scientific publishing have been revealed by report

Monks studying books in the courtyard

New English journals are ‘springing up like mushrooms’ so research can be read internationally, says report

The Week In Higher Education

The week in higher education cartoon (25 August 2016)

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

The week in higher education cartoon (18 August 2016)

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

Politics and Policy

Jo Johnson, Minister for Universities and Science

Johnson survives Theresa May’s reshuffle

Universities’ lobbying of the new Conservative government will focus on funding and continuing EU membership

Internationalisation

Students arrive at airport

ONS figures will raise fears of further drop in non-EU student enrolment

Monks studying books in the courtyard

New English journals are ‘springing up like mushrooms’ so research can be read internationally, says report

Arriving immigrants being directed on harbour side

New book makes the case for academics to be far more open to the perspectives of others

Rankings

Young boy dressed as superhero, world's best young universities

The UK has the most institutions in the Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 Rankings 2016

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

US conservatives’ distrust of science (25 August 2016)

These graphs show that as academics in the US have become more liberal since 1990, trust in science among conservative members of the public has declined (while liberals’ has held steady)

How researchers rate importance of impact by age

Academics split over importance of research impact

Political climate and controversial research (23 June 2016)

Data reveal that countries such as China and Saudi Arabia produce only a tiny fraction of the history and political science papers of democracies

How is eLife measuring up? infographic (16 June 2016)

In 2012, the open access biomedical journal eLife was launched to challenge the dominance of titles such as Nature, Science and Cell