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British money

Prime minister pledges “real terms increases” in investment and new fund to back emerging technology

Tiny boat next to luxury yacht

King’s College London professor and member of House of Lords says England 'extraordinary' in world terms for 'one-size-fits-all' emphasis on universities

Students at Unicaf University

A vast market provides opportunities for institutions worried about future outside EU, says head of online platform operating on continent

Research

British money

Prime minister pledges “real terms increases” in investment and new fund to back emerging technology

Audience watching opera singer on large screen

Make appointing a chief scientific adviser on the EU ‘a priority’, Westminster committee tells the government

Treasure Island film still, 1950

Open publishing platforms that bring grey literature out of the dark promise to save money, reduce duplication and speed communication

World News

Protesters form giant circle on Bondi Beach, Australia

Author of paper says institutions have been ‘slow’ in the past to provide the appropriate support

Protestors at anti-Brexit demonstration, Trafalgar, Square, London

‘Irreversible’ damage to UK science from a hard Brexit will eclipse any harm caused in the US by a Trump presidency, says new Nobel laureate

Students at Unicaf University

A vast market provides opportunities for institutions worried about future outside EU, says head of online platform operating on continent

The Week In Higher Education

The week in higher education cartoon (17 November 2016)

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

The week in higher education cartoon (10 November 2016)

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

Politics and Policy

Tiny boat next to luxury yacht

King’s College London professor and member of House of Lords says England 'extraordinary' in world terms for 'one-size-fits-all' emphasis on universities

Protestors at anti-Brexit demonstration, Trafalgar, Square, London

‘Irreversible’ damage to UK science from a hard Brexit will eclipse any harm caused in the US by a Trump presidency, says new Nobel laureate

Internationalisation

Protestors at anti-Brexit demonstration, Trafalgar, Square, London

‘Irreversible’ damage to UK science from a hard Brexit will eclipse any harm caused in the US by a Trump presidency, says new Nobel laureate

Students at Unicaf University

A vast market provides opportunities for institutions worried about future outside EU, says head of online platform operating on continent

University of Toronto

Data from Times Higher Education reveal sharp spike in number of US prospective students and academics interested in moving north of the border

Rankings

Harvard University campus

Eight subject rankings reveal elite group of 14 US and European universities thriving across disciplines

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

Nobel prizewinners by country of birth, 2007-2016 infographic (27 October 2016)

America is head and shoulders above other nations in attracting and retaining prizewinning scientists

Economic impact of research at UK, US and Japanese universities (22 September 2016)

This graph compares how UK, US and Japanese universities perform on measures of the economic impact of their research

How Russell Group dominates research funding

This graph shows the dominance of Russell Group universities in attracting quality-related research funding from Hefce, which is based on the results of the REF

US conservatives’ distrust of science (25 August 2016)

These graphs show that as academics in the US have become more liberal since 1990, trust in science among conservative members of the public has declined (while liberals’ has held steady)