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Legislation in Missouri and Iowa seeks to curtail right to protected academic posts

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Universities will need to abandon present ‘constipated’ models and follow Uber’s lead to appeal to prospective students

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Contributors hope resource will encourage students to avoid ‘assimilationist’ mindset

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Scholars are ‘doing as much as they can’ to promote critical thinking among students despite suppression of liberal thought, study claims

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Accreditation body’s new report suggests high quality management education still ‘desirable’ in ‘uncertain’ world

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New book finds that although most nations want university open to all, gaps between talk and action can be wide

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UN plan to eradicate gender inequality misses larger problem of low access rates linked to poverty, University of Cambridge experts warn

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New international consortium tackles major energy challenge

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Medical scholar branded a ‘terrorist’ by Turkey over his alleged links to a US-based cleric is named head of an institution in Texas

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Study finds that universities must ‘proactively engage’ with all students to ensure equity in learning 

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New president boosts education budget so students do not have to pay

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Study of economics scholars by doctoral student suggests bias in way that co-authored papers are viewed

British dean of US business school also questions the ‘strange’ trend of increasing regulation while reducing state funding in the UK sector

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New analysis reveals importance of old university networks for advancement

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International project to change curriculum helps UCL students avoid ‘sophomore slump’

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Education Ministry statistics reveal programmes that have attracted zero students

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University of Kansas libraries create badges to help staff and students feel more welcome

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Report bemoans ‘ruthlessly thick’ glass ceiling on route to professorships

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Universities should be providing students with the skills to understand and handle media manipulation, say academics behind a new study

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Reading popular science articles causes non-scientists to overrate their expertise, research finds