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Glass ceiling

With women still under-represented at the top levels of research, some see the rise of more explicit ‘affirmative action’ on gender becoming more common

Railway tracks

Garlanded Yorkshire institution denies claims that cuts are related to financial pressures or research ambitions

Institut Pasteur

Not far from the birthplace of preventative medicine, research institutes in the French capital are working together to launch a new era of technology transfer

Ray Dolby

Donation from estate of inventor Ray Dolby will be used to redevelop the university’s physics department 

Piling up money

New data shows UK moving rapidly towards open access model – but subscription costs jump 20 per cent in three years

Vaccine trial

Southern Illinois University under investigation for medical school researcher’s involvement with controversial herpes vaccine trial

New programme will build on earlier successes in fields ranging from nanotechnology to sustainable energy

Mexico City

Staff at new UNAM centre will work on research collaborations between both countries

Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Provincial government has also announced funding for aboriginal institutions to expand their capacity 

Trump caps

Association’s annual meeting discusses teaching in ‘red’ states and need for domestic research

Stop, cliff edge

Universities Australia highlights UK’s research spending increase as it warns government

Skolar awards

Prize money of €100,000 (£88,000) handed out on basis of scholars’ three-minute spiels

Lips sofa

Labour MP leading parliamentary inquiry on campus expression criticises chair of England’s new regulator

Glynis Breakwell

University leaders can expect renewed criticism over their salaries and ‘outdated’ benefits, warn governance experts

Racism

Accounts of discrimination in Hollywood show value of ‘lived experience’, says editor of new collection

Surfer wipeout

Campaign aims to double international student numbers as state’s universities battle ‘curse of jaw-dropping geography and weather’

Money

University secures 2.54 per cent interest rate on borrowing to fund £1.5 billion capital programme

Education concept sign. Knowledge transfer on building

Ministerial letter suggests ratings system similar to teaching excellence framework

Journalist Jon Snow backs campaign to raise funds for Council for At-Risk Academics

Industry

White Paper draws ‘line under’ past failings on applied research policy, says academic

Sir Christopher Snowden’s remuneration package revealed after university says it will cut up to 75 academic jobs

Times Higher Education Awards 2017 winners

Awards presented in 19 categories to recognise outstanding contributions to UK higher education

Indian flag

Latest Home Office statistics also show general rise in visa applications for study at UK universities

Discount store

Plans would ‘devastate’ members’ pensions, warns UCU after actuarial analysis

Feet showing emotions

Hefce analysis finds that UK graduates cope better with divorce, ill-health and unemployment than non-graduates