Carol Christ

Carol Christ, new leader of the Californian university, also plans ‘free speech year’ for students and staff to engage with topic

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Publisher pulls articles from academic website in China at request of communist government agency

Disgust at far-right violence at University of Virginia prompts stronger stance

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The number of students without a place as A-level results announced down by 13 per cent

A level results day

Lower-ranked institutions lose out as drop in EU and mature student applications drive decline

Bob Marley

Pop songs tend to depict higher education as exclusive and oppressive, finds study

The week in HE illustration (17 August 2017)

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


Omissions make it harder to find data, report says

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Times Higher Education’s latest financial health update pinpoints how some UK institutions could be at particular risk from the TEF and Brexit

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UK emerges as campaign’s world leader as nine new institutions announce commitments

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Complete University Guide’s international and postgraduate fees survey for 2017 also suggests Brexit caution on rises in some areas

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Tips on how to master the art of small group teaching
Marian Cleeves Diamond

Pioneering neuroscientist who analysed the brain of Albert Einstein remembered

Cordelia Fine

The academic psychologist talks testosterone, gender and the joy of being paid to read and write


Higher education news from around the globe

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Changes to associate membership criteria could open up European research funding worldwide

Martha Pollack

Analysis of THE World University Rankings data shows gender gap for top jobs has narrowed further

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UK academic based in Pyongyang says US travel ban may be fatal for North Korea’s only private higher education institution

Hungarian parliament, Budapest

Team sent to investigate rule changes that could close Budapest’s Central European University finds that they were made ‘without very strong reasons’


Australian capital emerging as branch campus hub for country’s universities

Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe

Expensive initiative criticised as 'defying logic' in cash-strapped country

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'Saudisation' drive sees public institutions urged to hire local staff

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Extent of freely accessible literature could ‘tip scales’ for libraries to cancel subscription packages, says study


But Hefce rejects all other appeals, including from Durham, Liverpool, Southampton

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Evidence from Denmark indicates drunken induction weeks make it difficult for reluctant drinkers to feel at home

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James Fryer illustration (27 July 2017)

It is not Luddism to be cautious about destroying an academic publishing industry that has served us well, says Marilyn Deegan

Jeffrey Beall, associate professor and librarian at the University of Colorado Denver

Creator of controversial predatory journals blacklist says some peers are failing to warn of dangers of disreputable publishers

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Working 55 hours per week, the loss of research periods, slashed pensions, increased bureaucracy, tiny budgets and declining standards have finally forced Michael Edwards out
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Nazima Kadir’s social circle reveals a range of alternative careers for would-be scholars, and often with better rewards than academia

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‘Drastic action’ required to fix multibillion-pound shortfall in Universities Superannuation Scheme, expert warns