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Welcome to Canada

International professors on short stays will no longer need a work permit

Bag of dollars

Company accused of profiting from students’ intellectual property

Sacked employee puts items in box

Hefce tells English universities that confidentiality agreements should be ‘the exception rather than the norm’

Research

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The vice-chancellor of the University of Hong Kong speaks to Times Higher Education at the 2017 THE Innovation and Impact Summit

Collaboration

Virtual research institute aims to overcome geography by providing grants and funding a joint PhD programme

Australian dollars

Government taking reports ‘extremely seriously’ and seeking ‘additional briefing’

World News

Welcome to Canada

International professors on short stays will no longer need a work permit

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HEC Paris’ Alberto Alemanno says academics who influence policy ‘often’ do it in return for money

Drew Gilpin Faust president Harvard University

First female leader of the Ivy League institution has championed diversity during her tenure

The Week In Higher Education

The week in HE illustration (15 June 2017)

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

The week in HE illustration (8 June 2017)

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

Politics and Policy

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HEC Paris’ Alberto Alemanno says academics who influence policy ‘often’ do it in return for money

Hermann Hauser

Hermann Hauser calls on vice-chancellors to ‘take a stand against pseudoscience’

Internationalisation

Welcome to Canada

International professors on short stays will no longer need a work permit

Collaboration

Virtual research institute aims to overcome geography by providing grants and funding a joint PhD programme

New York skyline

Glasgow Caledonian University to offer fashion-related master's courses

Rankings

Asian universities overtake top Western brands in the Times Higher Education ranking of the world’s most prestigious universities 

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”