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Hong Kong Occupy Central protests

University of Hong Kong v-c denies he is ‘heading for a simple life’ as the next head of the University of Edinburgh

Student abroad

Culture bigger draw than academic advancement while most students have safety fears, survey finds

Technology in higher education

Technology identified by NMC Horizon Report as having ‘potential to enhance’ online learning

Research

Visitors to the World Science Festival Street Fair peddle a square wheeled tricycle

Existing model of outreach that seeks to inform an ‘ignorant’ public is broken, say experts

A black female scientist working in a lab

Study finds a stronger correlation for women between success and being central to a network 

A person obscured by a megaphone

New journal sets out ideas on how to involve non-academics in research – but warns area is still a ‘work in progress’

World News

Hong Kong Occupy Central protests

University of Hong Kong v-c denies he is ‘heading for a simple life’ as the next head of the University of Edinburgh

Technology in higher education

Technology identified by NMC Horizon Report as having ‘potential to enhance’ online learning

Harvard Yard

Controversial pharmaceutical executive faced protests as he delivered speech

The Week In Higher Education

Week in HE illustration (16 February 2017)

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

Week in HE illustration (9 February 2017)

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

Politics and Policy

Hong Kong Occupy Central protests

University of Hong Kong v-c denies he is ‘heading for a simple life’ as the next head of the University of Edinburgh

Xolela Mangcu

Xolela Mangcu argues that more attention to race would benefit both black and white students

Internationalisation

Hong Kong Occupy Central protests

University of Hong Kong v-c denies he is ‘heading for a simple life’ as the next head of the University of Edinburgh

France and Britain

University of Paris Seine offers UK institutions chance to create a base in France

People at the 'Step into the Void' installation in the French Alps, France

Lack of opportunities and local hiring practices have stopped many French scientists from returning to their homeland, a new study says

Rankings

Ulsan

The event in South Korea will include the official launch of the THE Asia University Rankings 

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

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”

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