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Stanford University, Best universities in the United States 2016

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education league table focuses on universities’ teaching environments

Sather Tower, University of California, Berkeley

Former secretary of labor tells THE summit that growing inequality in admissions is 'national tragedy in the making'

Hand behind sheet

Results come as issue continues to be high up agenda on campuses in the UK and US

Research

Citation analysis reveals potential winners of science’s highest accolade

Two men who spent time living as animals receive accolade

Professor_Louise_Richardson_by_John_Cairns_4.9.15-A-20 University of Oxford Vice Chancellor

Louise Richardson says Asian and US universities are hot on Oxford’s heels while Brexit vote is already affecting the institution’s researchers

World News

Hand behind sheet

Results come as issue continues to be high up agenda on campuses in the UK and US

Concorde enthusiast waves French flag

A lack of strategy and autonomy are to blame for French universities’ failure to keep pace on transnational education, study suggests

Loan pot cut by two thirds, claims Rafizi Ramli of People’s Justice Party 

The Week In Higher Education

The week in higher education cartoon (22 September 2016)

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

The week in higher education cartoon (15 September 2016)

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

Politics and Policy

Labour placard

Opposition spokesman on higher education also says government tactics on EU students are 'grubby'

Leszek Borysiewicz with World Academic Summit logo

Sir Leszek Borysiewicz to tell THE summit that universities rely on public trust and institutional autonomy

Internationalisation

Concorde enthusiast waves French flag

A lack of strategy and autonomy are to blame for French universities’ failure to keep pace on transnational education, study suggests

Leszek Borysiewicz with World Academic Summit logo

Sir Leszek Borysiewicz to tell THE summit that universities rely on public trust and institutional autonomy

Sunset on the harbor of Mancora, Peru

Ministers from Asia, Australasia and the Americas explore common challenges

Rankings

Stanford University, Best universities in the United States 2016

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education league table focuses on universities’ teaching environments

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

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

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