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President-elect sees deregulation as route to cutting tuition, but critics warn students will suffer. John Morgan reports from the US.

Network

Provost of Universitas 21 tells THE summit that universities must engage with institutions outside their elite groups

John Aubrey Douglass

Berkeley academic also tells THE event that government initiatives have little influence on the quality of universities

Research

Network

Provost of Universitas 21 tells THE summit that universities must engage with institutions outside their elite groups

PhD, doctorate

UK universities can now ‘feel confident’ in recruiting postgraduate students for 2017-18, says RCUK chair

Musicians playing trombones around conductor

Five top European academics offer advice on how to mentor, manage and expand a research team

World News

John Banzhaf at Judiciary hearing

Students may crumble in court if they’re not exposed to ‘disturbing’ ideas, George Washington University academic claims

Michael Kennedy, University of Saskatchewan

Jon Marcus reports from Saskatoon in Saskatchewan on how an academic is using the country’s favourite sport to teach his students

People standing among rubble of destroyed buildings, Aleppo, Syria

The Universities Superannuation Scheme’s stake in former cluster bomb manufacturer Textron is an inappropriate use of savings, campaigners say

The Week In Higher Education

The week in higher education cartoon (1 December 2016)

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

The week in higher education cartoon (24 November 2016)

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

Politics and Policy

President-elect sees deregulation as route to cutting tuition, but critics warn students will suffer. John Morgan reports from the US.

Sign at Texas A&M University

Richard B. Spencer, who was filmed shouting 'Hail Trump' at Washington meeting, due to speak at Texas A&M University 

Internationalisation

Network

Provost of Universitas 21 tells THE summit that universities must engage with institutions outside their elite groups

Oil derricks

Momentum is building for fossil fuel divestment in UK and US universities, while American institutions are cutting ties with ‘racist’ private prisons industry

Interconnected world/global roaming

Nearly two-thirds place US among top three study destinations. Separate survey says students are not deterred by Trump effect

Rankings

Harvard University campus

Eight subject rankings reveal elite group of 14 US and European universities thriving across disciplines

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

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

Nobel prizewinners by country of birth, 2007-2016 infographic (27 October 2016)

America is head and shoulders above other nations in attracting and retaining prizewinning scientists

Economic impact of research at UK, US and Japanese universities (22 September 2016)

This graph compares how UK, US and Japanese universities perform on measures of the economic impact of their research

How Russell Group dominates research funding

This graph shows the dominance of Russell Group universities in attracting quality-related research funding from Hefce, which is based on the results of the REF