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Hong Kong Occupy Central protests

University of Hong Kong v-c denies he is ‘heading for a simple life’ as the next head of the University of Edinburgh

Technology in higher education

Technology identified by NMC Horizon Report as having ‘potential to enhance’ online learning

Harvard Yard

Controversial pharmaceutical executive faced protests as he delivered speech

France and Britain

University of Paris Seine offers UK institutions chance to create a base in France

Xolela Mangcu

Xolela Mangcu argues that more attention to race would benefit both black and white students

A black female scientist working in a lab

Study finds a stronger correlation for women between success and being central to a network 

Elephant

Living next to the US is like sleeping with an elephant. But will the election of a divisive president see more Americans pack their trunks and trump, trump, trump up to Canada? asks Glen Jones

People at the 'Step into the Void' installation in the French Alps, France

Lack of opportunities and local hiring practices have stopped many French scientists from returning to their homeland, a new study says

man walking past screen of code at Big Bang Data exhibition

Axelle Lemaire says democracies are ‘suffering’ because of ‘broken links’ between academics and policymakers

Switch turned on

Publisher takes decision despite still having no deal agreed with German universities

Cambridge University students on the River Cam. Punt is sinking

Proportion of Royal Society scientists associated with Oxbridge is lower than expected, researcher says

Online education

Expansion into ‘digitally advanced market’ confirms platform is ‘firmly on the map’, says chief executive

people dressed in medieval costume towing a homemade castle

New study into medieval universities describes how paupers studied alongside the elite despite financial barriers

Pile of Chinese currency 100s of yuan

Country looks to private sector to increase student numbers even further

South Africa flag
Ahmed Bawa accepts concerns on fees, which sparked protests in 2016, still persist
Trump supporters

@Trump_Regrets account from Canadian university student gains more than 200,000 followers

A poster for the Palestinian trade union movement

Website provides vital documentation for studying Palestinian political history and its place within wider anti-colonial struggles

Ministry hopes to increase quality of doctorates

Alex Ferguson, manager of Manchester United, points to his watch

Editors of journals should face ‘negligence’ investigations over extensive delays, suggests a new paper

Court gavel

Case that has stopped enforcement of president's order cited impact on higher education