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Giulio Regeni memorial

Italian ambassador to UK ‘expects truth to be established’ in the ‘heinous killing’ of Cambridge PhD student

Kangeroo road sign in Australia

Data sharing agreements also due to be signed with EU countries

Dame Julia Goodfellow

Admissions service says it is in talks to widen availability of its records

Research

Thai students play soccer with elephants, 2014

Thailand’s institutions want to develop joint degrees with the UK, but hurdles remain in visa red tape and political instability

Ivan Timofeenko, Newton Park, Mirror Box

Drug company hopes to provide a new home for studies that try to replicate previous experimental results

Man undergoing polysomnographic examination

A focus on basic cell biology and statistical population health studies means that understanding how living systems operate has been neglected, they claim

World News

copenhagen job losses denmark bohr

Rector Ralf Hemmingsen warns job losses will see some services ‘cut to the bone’ as 7 per cent of staff exit Denmark’s most highly regarded university

Thai students play soccer with elephants, 2014

Thailand’s institutions want to develop joint degrees with the UK, but hurdles remain in visa red tape and political instability

Two women take a selfie with Chinese flags

Interviews with MA students in UK suggest that although few agree with Chinese government line, compulsory courses dull development of independent thought

The Week In Higher Education

The week in higher education cartoon (11 February 2016)

The good, the bad and the offbeat: the academy through the lens of the national press

The week in higher education cartoon (4 February 2016)

The good, the bad and the offbeat: the academy through the lens of the national press

Politics and Policy

Universities’ lobbying of the new Conservative government will focus on funding and continuing EU membership

V-cs likely to welcome well-connected Jo Johnson as counter to home secretary and Sajid Javid as one with the ear of the Treasury

Internationalisation

Thai students play soccer with elephants, 2014

Thailand’s institutions want to develop joint degrees with the UK, but hurdles remain in visa red tape and political instability

Lisa Anderson, former president of the American University in Cairo

Recently founded institutions can ‘leapfrog’ the educational approaches of the past, says former AUC president

Middle Eastern science students

Broader-based education addresses concerns over graduate skills, conference hears

Rankings

Plays of Shakespeare

Times Higher Education World University Rankings data reveal the best ancient institutions 

Interviews

Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party (portrait)

Labour leader tells THE he has discussed funding model for abolishing fees with shadow chancellor

Data

‘Academic’ publishers and titles identified as predatorial, 2011-16

This graph shows an explosion in the number of so-called predatory publishers and journals in the past five years

Relative earnings by educational attainment (14 January 2016)

This graphic shows the extra earnings of workers aged 25-64 holding a bachelor’s, or master’s or doctoral degree, in 10 countries

Subject of study by level and gender 2013-2014

The proportion of male and female students varies widely across different subjects in UK universities

Fluctuations in headcount and finance over a decade (24 December 2015)

Despite a record number of full-time undergraduates entering universities this year, the overall demand for higher education has been more challenging in recent times thanks to the decline of part-time study, a report highlights