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Pro-EU protesters

Vince Cable and Julian Huppert back party to overtake Labour in ‘university seats’

Family riding a bike

First-degree students' work on a quantum computing project is an example of their growing role on the front line of discovery

People fighting over giant Euro note

System rewards academics whose work is used in teaching – but at potential bureaucracy cost

Research

Family riding a bike

First-degree students' work on a quantum computing project is an example of their growing role on the front line of discovery

People fighting over giant Euro note

System rewards academics whose work is used in teaching – but at potential bureaucracy cost

A farmer and his wife drive his miniature home-made Lamborghini. China

Scholars more likely to falsify or fabricate data if they 'can get away with it', researchers say

World News

People fighting over giant Euro note

System rewards academics whose work is used in teaching – but at potential bureaucracy cost

A farmer and his wife drive his miniature home-made Lamborghini. China

Scholars more likely to falsify or fabricate data if they 'can get away with it', researchers say

Piggy bank wearing mortar board (tuition fees)

Report finds that the average undergraduate pays twice the amount recommended by an affordability benchmark 

The Week In Higher Education

The week in higher education cartoon (20 April 2017)

The good, the bad and the offbeat: the academy through the lens of the world’s media

The week in higher education cartoon (13 April 2017)

The good, the bad and the offbeat: the academy through the lens of the world’s media

Politics and Policy

Pro-EU protesters

Vince Cable and Julian Huppert back party to overtake Labour in ‘university seats’

Fishing beach in Bahrain

Electrical engineering professor Khalil Al-Halwachi jailed for 10 years on 'fabricated' weapons charges

Internationalisation

Releasing young turtles on beach

New target aims for 13.2 per cent of students to undertake international placements by 2020 

refugee class Jordan
Partnership hopes to play its part in ‘preventing a lost generation’ in the Middle East

As the country succeeds in attracting even more students from overseas, a mixture of demographics, ‘soft power’ concerns and local politics help explain its policy

Rankings

child rides past adult on high-wheel bicycles
Newer universities excel when it comes to internationalisation and research influence

Interviews

Woman watching The Open University on TV while holding child

The Open University's vice-chancellor says now is the moment to turn around decline in part-time study

Data

Top and bottom five countries for improving research

Some countries have managed to increase both the quality and quantity of their research

Graph of whether a country's research is motivated by altruism or economic growth

When it comes to big countries, more individualistic nations are more altruistic 

Japan’s universities turn to hospitals for financial pain relief (5 January 2017)

This graph shows that Japan’s top-ranked universities now rely on their hospitals for about 40 per cent of their income as they struggle with deep cuts in government spending.

Mapped out: negative perceptions of science (22 December 2016)

This map shows that across Africa, India, Central America and parts of the Middle East, people are more likely to believe that one of the “bad effects” of science is that it “breaks down ideas of right and wrong”