Students of the Ecole Polytechnique school march during the traditional Bastille Day military parade. France

New president keen to support Paris institution’s ‘agility’, according to its leader

Quality control guarantee

Brexit may threaten ability to attract future overseas funding, experts warn

Best universities in the Middle East and North Africa.
The best universities in the Arab World have been named
University of Wolverhampton

University appeals ICO notice to publish report on refusal to take part in league tables


Taylor and Francis move to replace editor and withdraw his paper threatens ‘scientific integrity’, critics claim

Leaving research

One in three scholars in field ‘deeply concerned’ about future research career prospects

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Group of top Asian institutions aims to boost research collaboration and increase mobility

Students join anti-racist campaigners from groups including Movement for Justice to march through Central London

Cap on student visas and more pressure on universities to ensure recruits are ‘genuine’ seen as potential measures

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Analysis of THE data and latest autonomy scores for Europe suggests ability to hire best staff drives research strength

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UK exit from EU research would boost success rates for other countries – but at cost of quality, experts warn


British universities would be ‘most affected’ by failure to increase Horizon 2020 funding, MEP warns

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‘Peculiar’ experiment fails to find link between physical appearance and grades

Open access

Analysis of scholarly publishing’s ‘Napster’ shows that academics are not prepared to wait to access research

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Medieval employment practice used by University of Amsterdam may help to preserve under-threat humanities disciplines, experts say

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Analysis finds new bachelor’s graduates do well in labour market, particularly those from more practically focused universities

blind date

International Higher Education Group aims to reduce costs and increase choice for international students eyeing up Western universities

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In Hungary, Poland, Germany and elsewhere, populist politicians are taking aim at the discipline

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This week's round-up of academics awarded research council funding

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

Increased scrutiny of US sector and distrust of academics puts traditional quality assurance models in question