Gerald Bernbaum

Former vice-chancellor of London South Bank University remembered

Shamit Saggar

The new chair of the Campaign for Social Science on ethnic minorities, the similarity between law and academia and universities swallowing the management textbook

Man with giant pen

Pragya Agarwal considers what aspiring doctoral students can do to make their application stand out from the rest

Toothless man

Students on course forced to find alternative programmes, as government plans to open English sector further to new providers

Motor vechicles

Analysis of departmental spending suggests there is a large gulf in costs between some disciplines

Week in HE illustration (5 October 2017)

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

Disappointed fan

Extended senior management survey finds that employees are extremely unhappy with the people running universities

Countries with the most open immigration policies for scholars have stronger scientific impact, reports suggest

giant Euro note being unveiled by abseilers. Money

Proposals ‘reverse the trend’ of falling spending, says research minister

Stack of books
Institutions in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong and the Netherlands feature in top 20 of new listings by discipline
Theresa May

Conference speech raises questions about future of £9,250 fees system and shows impact of Labour policy

Text from the prime minister's 2018 party conference address

Ebola virus

Three scientists, based in UK, US and Switzerland, share prize for making it possible to see biological material at atomic level

White House

Political climate and anti-immigration policies in US are blamed as UK and Canada report increase in applications

Indian prison bars

Investigation launched after police attending mass student protest in Varanasi seen to be beating women with sticks

New facility should provide crucial information for detecting crimes

Ireland flag

National demonstration planned over income contingent repayment 'propaganda'

Basketball hoop

Ten people, including four coaches, face charges in federal investigation

Korean newspaper

Figures from Elsevier's Scopus database suggest study into topic has unusually low rate of collaboration

A man holds up a sign with the text 'Don't close CEU, Orban in to the jail" as students and teachers of the Central European University protest. Hungary

Budapest-based institution says negotiations between Hungary and New York State have created ‘basis for an agreement’

Jo Johnson smiling

Finance expert Martin Lewis likens government to 'illegal loan shark' on 'disastrous' threshold freeze

Raising graduate repayments bar to £25k hikes level of public subsidy for system to 45 per cent, says respected research institute 

black hole, space

Researchers Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne recognised for their work on the international Ligo project 

China flag

Long-awaited list of institutions eligible for excellence initiative funding in China is published

circadian rhythm

US researchers Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young take prize for studies on circadian rhythm