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Fellow political scientists pay tribute to the scholarly achievements of a man best-known as a television pundit during British elections

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Some universities in Germany are using extra cash to create elite flagship courses, says study

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

Research

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Some universities in Germany are using extra cash to create elite flagship courses, says study
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Typography expert’s rules for making messages easier to read elicit both praise and claims of pedantry

Vietnamese farmer

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

World News

University lecture hall packed full of students
Some universities in Germany are using extra cash to create elite flagship courses, says study

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

Birmingham Color run 2016. Young people with selfie sticks

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

The Week In Higher Education

The week in higher education cartoon (12 January 2017)

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

The week in higher education cartoon (5 January 2017)

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

Politics and Policy

Fellow political scientists pay tribute to the scholarly achievements of a man best-known as a television pundit during British elections

pro choice advocates (right) and anti abortion advocates (left) rally outside of the supreme court

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

Internationalisation

University lecture hall packed full of students
Some universities in Germany are using extra cash to create elite flagship courses, says study
man with frozen beard, Lake Louise, Canada

Australia also makes gains in list of most attractive English-speaking nations as US slips

Chinese police officer on rollerblades

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

Rankings

Greyhounds

The results of the survey will be used to shape the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-18

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

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”

The rise of open access mega-journals (8 December 2016)

This graph shows the dramatic rise of open access mega-journals such as Plos One, which offer to publish papers based on their scientific soundness rather than the significance or novelty of the results, and which accept research across a broad range of disciplines

Universities whose work has driven environmental awareness (24 November 2016)

As the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rises comes into force this month, these are the universities that have, between 2011 and 2015, produced the environmental science research with the greatest impact