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UK institutions’ local role may be route to influence, sector experts suggest

Brexit, EU referendum

Hesa figures show EU nationals make up more than a quarter of all academics at a third of mission group’s members

Negotiators fail to reach a deal with Oxford University Press over transition to open access

Research

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A lung cancer research project involving more than 200 academics presents many challenges
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Students' work on quantum computing demonstrates their role on the front line of discovery
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System rewards academics whose work is used in teaching – but at potential bureaucracy cost

World News

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Round-the-clock online chats led to unprecedented levels of feedback, says institution's president

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Scientific council of France's CNRS recommends severing links over journal edict

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey

Turkish president feted just days after almost 500 academics are sacked

The Week In Higher Education

Week in HE illustration (4 May 2017)

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

The week in HE illustration (27 April 2017)

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

Politics and Policy

canvass for votes

UK institutions’ local role may be route to influence, sector experts suggest

Jeremy Corbyn supporters
Labour has backing from 55 per cent in survey, while Lib Dems lag behind Tories after fees trauma

Internationalisation

Brexit, EU referendum

Hesa figures show EU nationals make up more than a quarter of all academics at a third of mission group’s members

University of Aberdeen Qatar campus opening

Scottish institution becomes first UK university to have campus offering 'mainstream' degrees in state

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Report raises concerns about academic freedom and funding structures

Rankings

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Newer universities excel when it comes to internationalisation and research influence

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”