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Inflation

Maximum fees raised in line with inflation for year one of teaching excellence framework

Students at a protest against Brexit in front of the Houses of Parliament, June 2016

YouthSight poll also finds that nearly one in five student Brexit supporters would now change their vote

Armed guard standing in front of flag of Turkey

Unprecedented 'cleansing' of academia may force many leading minds to leave the country, scholar warns

Research

UK and EU flags

Presidents' associations issue statement in wake of Brexit vote

People with their heads in the sand

Social science scholars are attempting to produce ‘impossible results’ due to demands from journal editors, finds study

Men stand in front of display of firearms in gun store, Lake Barrington, Illinois

Recent attempts to get round US gun lobbys blocking of federal funds for gun violence research could be making an impact. Jon Marcus reports

World News

Armed guard standing in front of flag of Turkey

Unprecedented 'cleansing' of academia may force many leading minds to leave the country, scholar warns

Men stand in front of display of firearms in gun store, Lake Barrington, Illinois

Recent attempts to get round US gun lobbys blocking of federal funds for gun violence research could be making an impact. Jon Marcus reports

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey

Hundreds of deans have been ordered to resign while academics have been told not to travel abroad for work in the wake of the failed coup

The Week In Higher Education

The week in higher education cartoon (21 July 2016)

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

The week in higher education cartoon (14 July 2016)

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

Politics and Policy

Jo Johnson, Minister for Universities and Science

Johnson survives Theresa May’s reshuffle

Universities’ lobbying of the new Conservative government will focus on funding and continuing EU membership

Internationalisation

Armed guard standing in front of flag of Turkey

Unprecedented 'cleansing' of academia may force many leading minds to leave the country, scholar warns

The week in higher education cartoon (21 July 2016)

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

Newfoundland dog pulling people in water rescue exercise, Brittany, France

Sector experts debate whether continental outposts would help to mitigate any decline in student recruitment

Rankings

Young boy dressed as superhero, world's best young universities

The UK has the most institutions in the Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 Rankings 2016

Interviews

Sunny Singh, London Metropolitan University

We discuss discrimination in UK publishing, how universities misunderstand creative writing, and the benefits of arguing with lecturers

Data

How researchers rate importance of impact by age

Academics split over importance of research impact

Political climate and controversial research (23 June 2016)

Data reveal that countries such as China and Saudi Arabia produce only a tiny fraction of the history and political science papers of democracies

How is eLife measuring up? infographic (16 June 2016)

In 2012, the open access biomedical journal eLife was launched to challenge the dominance of titles such as Nature, Science and Cell

Dissing dons down the ages: a century of pejoratives

What insults have people used to disparage intellectuals over the past century?