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Nicholas Dirks at the THE World Academic Summit

Nicholas Dirks tells THE summit that free tuition would enable government to 'control' public research universities 

Stephen Toope, University of Cambridge

Canadian Stephen Toope set to take over from Sir Leszek Borysiewicz in autumn 2017 to lead the prestigious university

Citation analysis reveals potential winners of science’s highest accolade

Two men who spent time living as animals receive accolade

Radcliffe Camera and All Souls College, University of Oxford

Louise Richardson also reiterates fears that EU academics may leave Oxford over Brexit

Mental health students

A third of students say the condition affects their academic experience


Dame Minouche Shafik will be the first woman to head institution on a permanent basis in its 126-year history

Theresa May, Conservative Party

UK prime minister announces policy in grammar schools speech

Invisible man

Government’s reliance on ‘dubious evidence’ has damaged UK’s reputation and economy, says IPPR

Georgetown University

The move is one of several measures aimed at atoning for the US university’s history 

THE World University Rankings passes independent audit

Unprecedented transparency for global rankings sees PricewaterhouseCoopers sign off THE’s methodological process and calculations

THE World University Rankings 2016-17 launch

Times Higher Education’s flagship rankings will be released on 21 September


Chicago ‘does not condone intellectual safe spaces’, dean tells new students

Greedy dog

Big questions about teaching excellence framework ‘brushed aside’ in favour of fee rises, HMC senior figure claims

Book spines viewed from above

Arts and humanities research will be better represented in the 2016-17 global league table

Person holding large fan of British currency in hands

Knowledge exchange income is up to £4.2 billion, while university spin-offs and start-ups also posted strong growth

People holding signs at a protest

Shadow minister Angela Rayner says Labour government would also restore EMA

Gender pay gap

More than three-quarters of staff who will receive pay rises are female or ethnic minorities

Concealed weapon

Pro-gun group tries to block policy allowing concealed weapons ban in offices

Science research

Guild of European Research Intensive Universities also calls for minister to guarantee Erasmus funding for UK students 

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