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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

Marcia Grant at THE Africa Universities Summit 2016

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

Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur at THE Africa Universities Summit 2016

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

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But the vice-chancellor of the University of Ghana says academics must still 'push' for recognition

Demonstrator holding poster of Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-tung), Shanghai

Both the government and resurgent left-wing groups are promoting ‘red education’ in the country’s universities

Ayres Hall at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

University of Tennessee at Knoxville office has been focus of criticism from politicians in US state, reports Scott Jaschik for Inside Higher Ed

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Money is designed to help institutions ‘attract and retain the best and brightest researchers from around the world’

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Opposition calls on government to help meet funding shortfall

People on glacier walk, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

David Turpin says Canada’s provincial system makes it harder to attract international undergraduate students

Young children being taught in classroom, Thika, Kenya

Brighton piloting and assessing a mentoring programme with potential for much of East Africa

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Technically-trained graduates vital for development, says thinktank chief

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Following previous trips to the country, physicist receives huge welcome after joining Chinese social network

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Increased funding is now available applying and commercialising research

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Democratic presidential candidates have rival ideas to ease the costs of HE on students, but who has the more realistic policy?

Hugo Sonnenschein, University of Chicago

Philanthropic donations to universities seen in the US can be replicated in Europe and the Middle East, argues former University of Chicago president Hugo Sonnenschein

Lagos, Nigeria

Muhammadu Buhari concedes he overreached his authority when he replaced university boards

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Qualifications for women leap forward, although salaries have yet to catch up

Medical staff protesting, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain

Legal obligations continue to apply in transnational setting, say Lancaster scholars