Wire fence

US researcher claims that white academics are given more time to study and write

Cleveland, Ohio, USA - July 20, 2016: Participants in the 'Wall Off Trump' immigration march and rally demonstrate outside the Quicken Loans Arena, site of the Republican National Convention, on its third day.

Researcher warns that anti-immigrant sentiment could affect pipeline of academic talent

Steve Keen, Kingston University

Steve Keen laments loss of ‘time and freedom’ for universities’ ‘original thinkers’

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Canadian scholar urges universities to back off from policing what people do in private

Joon-Sik Lee

Universities on the continent must shun xenophobia themselves, THE-Ulsan event hears

South Korea

Role of Ewha Womans University protests in Park Geun-hye scandal highlighted

University of California, Berkeley

Former Smith College president set to succeed Nicholas Dirks

Onora O'Neill, Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve

Cambridge professor has helped policymakers wrestle with complex ethical challenges

Student loan

Current loan system in US puts high repayment burdens on low-earning graduates, says paper

man in flood waters California

Early signs of new administration’s attitude to research funding worry experts

Members of the House of Lords

Vote hailed as ‘notable victory’ in battle to remove overseas learners from net migration targets


China and India accounted for almost half of all international students in the US last year, up from just under a quarter a decade before

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Despite uncertainty, institutions remain willing to invest to compete globally

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Thirty-nine per cent of institutions report decline in overseas applications

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Lords may insist on changes if they scent chance of overturning UK government’s slim Commons majority

Far-right protesters

Expert on EU warns academics against a ‘Brussels monopoly’ over how they research the union

warwick business school floor

Warwick Business School’s purpose-built studio aims to boost students’ creativity

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Analysis shows more than two-thirds of overseas learners come from former Soviet states

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Economist says universities will simply ‘play different types of games’ after Stern review

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Comments are a further sign that European institutions are gearing up to poach UK-based researchers