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David Matthews reports from Canada on a model that gives students up to two years in work placements

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Pomona College academics vote for guidelines that ask tenure candidates to be ‘attentive to diversity in the student body’


Governments overall are spending more of GDP on tertiary education but less on research

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Country's oldest institution places restrictions on undergraduates spending the night together on campus

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Mendonça Filho scotches rumours of plans to introduce fees

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The sugar cane has been cleared for a new campus on the Indian Ocean island

UCL professor Catherine Hall has turned down a top prize after having held “many discussions with those who are deeply involved with the politics of Israel-Palestine"

Feminist historian Catherine Hall will not accept her share of a lucrative award, calling her move an ‘independent political choice’

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Researchers have much to contribute to the study of law, education, engineering and healthcare, suggests new collection

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Academics do not always publicise their work, says senior academic administrator at Moroccan university 

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Data on international collaborations hint at importance of place, politics and history

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Controversial article argues such academics are – intentionally or not – leading a ‘neoliberal takeover of colleges and universities

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Universities across the world have joined forces in offering hope to those facing persecution and even death

Adebayo Olukoshi, United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning

Institutions need to establish ‘nuanced’ notions of excellence, expert on African development tells THE Africa Universities Summit

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Universities in two countries will co-host three research chairs

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Barcelona’s own version of the Crick Institute has helped the city’s academic ecosystem to thrive in spite of Spanish bureaucracy, reports Jack Grove from the Catalan capital

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Province will submit proposals in ‘coming weeks’ in a bid to avoid sudden wage increases

Johannes Haushofer lists failures in attempt to 'balance the record' on how he climbed the greasy pole of academia

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Gearing research too far towards industry goals can lead to short-termist approach, warns Brian MacCraith

Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur speaking at Africa Universities Summit

Vice-president of Ghana says institutions must develop ‘sustainable’ financing

Marcia Grant, Ashesi University College

Distinction between two types of institution ‘not helpful’ for continent, say senior African university figures