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Outgoing president says the arts are more important than ever in these troubled times

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Colorado’s excise tax set to raise millions of dollars to support college access

Red carpet

Holyrood free tuition pledge puts pressure on rest of UK to guarantee support

Research

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Country’s publications in high-quality journals decline in relative and absolute terms

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Institutions need to be excellent across the board to attract leading researchers, analysis warns

Carlos Moedas, European Union (EU) Commissioner

Carlos Moedas defends research council as discussions build over next framework programme

World News

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Colorado’s excise tax set to raise millions of dollars to support college access

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Institutions need to be excellent across the board to attract leading researchers, analysis warns

Carlos Moedas, European Union (EU) Commissioner

Carlos Moedas defends research council as discussions build over next framework programme

The Week In Higher Education

Week in HE illustration (23 March 2017)

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

Week in HE illustration (16 March 2017)

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

Politics and Policy

Red carpet

Holyrood free tuition pledge puts pressure on rest of UK to guarantee support

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V-c counters that institutions will ‘inevitably’ plan for overseas campuses after referendum

Internationalisation

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V-c counters that institutions will ‘inevitably’ plan for overseas campuses after referendum

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Institutions need to be excellent across the board to attract leading researchers, analysis warns

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Minister emphasises transnational education, sidestepping mention of Home Office visa policy

Rankings

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Nobel laureates and university presidents will speak at flagship THE event at King’s College London

Interviews

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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”