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India, UK, flag

Top diplomat says the collapse in Indian student numbers in the UK could destroy traditionally strong links between the two countries

Cambridge private

But Cambridge head warns that perceived isolation from neighbours is ‘biggest challenge’

Woman outnumbered by male scientists

Game-playing, ‘spurious precision’ of league tables and heavy workloads also highlighted by insiders from 2014 audit

Research

Woman outnumbered by male scientists

Game-playing, ‘spurious precision’ of league tables and heavy workloads also highlighted by insiders from 2014 audit

Laurel and Hardy sawing a plank of wood

Working with other academics can be tricky so follow some key rules, say Kevin O'Gorman and Robert MacIntosh

boys practise surveying

New document sets 'benchmark' for others to follow, according to research policy expert

World News

Putting money in piggy banks

University announces new initiatives designed to reduce problems around affordability  

New policy may not benefit poorer households, say officials                

flyboard past cyclist

Analysis suggests v-c pay is rising twice as fast as salaries of more junior university staff

The Week In Higher Education

Week in HE illustration (23 February 2017)

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

Week in HE illustration (16 February 2017)

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

Politics and Policy

Cambridge private

But Cambridge head warns that perceived isolation from neighbours is ‘biggest challenge’

India, UK, flag

Top diplomat says the collapse in Indian student numbers in the UK could destroy traditionally strong links between the two countries

Internationalisation

India, UK, flag

Top diplomat says the collapse in Indian student numbers in the UK could destroy traditionally strong links between the two countries

Student in airport

But latest figures from the ONS show granting of study visas in UK HE remained stable 

surfers compete

Analysis shows ‘for first time’ how government visa ‘restrictions’ impact different institutions

Rankings

Ulsan

The event in South Korea will include the official launch of the THE Asia University Rankings 

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

Top and bottom five countries for improving research

Some countries have managed to increase both the quality and quantity of their research

Graph of whether a country's research is motivated by altruism or economic growth

When it comes to big countries, more individualistic nations are more altruistic 

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”