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Angel Carving at New College, Oxford

Call to consider faith diversity alongside issues of gender and ethnicity

Schriftzug der Leibniz Zoo Hannover Uhr Königsworther Platz

Alternative for Germany also wants to end funding for gender studies, saying discipline is not a serious subject

phd good idea finish line final few days

Government analysis finds most academics think postgraduate research standards have held steady or improved

Research

phd good idea finish line final few days

Government analysis finds most academics think postgraduate research standards have held steady or improved

Donald Trump with his hands raised looking shocked

Health and environmental agencies face savage reductions as defence spending soars

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Findings from the German Excellence Initiative raise questions over impact of TEF

World News

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Higher education news from around the globe

Apples

China and India accounted for almost half of all international students in the US last year, up from just under a quarter a decade before

Far-right protesters

Expert on EU warns academics against a ‘Brussels monopoly’ over how they research the union

The Week In Higher Education

Week in HE illustration (16 March 2017)

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

Week in HE illustration (9 March 2017)

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

Politics and Policy

Schriftzug der Leibniz Zoo Hannover Uhr Königsworther Platz

Alternative for Germany also wants to end funding for gender studies, saying discipline is not a serious subject

Michael Gove, Conservative Party

Leave-supporting MP challenged in debate with King’s College London academic

Internationalisation

Cleveland, Ohio, USA - July 20, 2016: Participants in the 'Wall Off Trump' immigration march and rally demonstrate outside the Quicken Loans Arena, site of the Republican National Convention, on its third day.

Researcher warns that anti-immigrant sentiment could affect pipeline of academic talent

Members of the House of Lords

Vote hailed as ‘notable victory’ in battle to remove overseas learners from net migration targets

Apples

China and India accounted for almost half of all international students in the US last year, up from just under a quarter a decade before

Rankings

University of Sydney

THE analysis reveals the 53 institutions that could surpass Oxbridge and the Ivy League

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”