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Woman being silenced by hand

Treatment of engineering scholars seen as sign of hostile ‘prove it again’ attitude

Woman grieving at funeral with coffin

Academics investigating militarism and war must explore their own assumptions as well as those of their societies, event hears

Innovate

Director-general of research and innovation at the European Commission says university research funding would not be affected

Research

Innovate

Director-general of research and innovation at the European Commission says university research funding would not be affected

Feeding a hippo

Institutions say Commission should divert structural funds into modernising academic systems

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The vice-chancellor of the University of Hong Kong speaks to Times Higher Education at the 2017 THE Innovation and Impact Summit

World News

Woman being silenced by hand

Treatment of engineering scholars seen as sign of hostile ‘prove it again’ attitude

Australia visa

Former Heriot-Watt principal Steve Chapman says he will have to leave Edith Cowan University in 2020

Cheat hand with answers written on palm

Over-expansion of higher education, ‘useless’ compulsory modules and wider culture of graft blamed

The Week In Higher Education

The week in HE illustration (22 June 2017)

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

The week in HE illustration (15 June 2017)

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

Politics and Policy

Airport security at Frankfurt airport

US proposals spark worry for researchers reading Arabic or foreign language texts, or works critical of the Trump administration

Student refugee

Universities are developing imaginative ways of addressing the educational needs and ambitions of Syrians

Internationalisation

Australia visa

Former Heriot-Watt principal Steve Chapman says he will have to leave Edith Cowan University in 2020

Student refugee

Universities are developing imaginative ways of addressing the educational needs and ambitions of Syrians

Union flag shoes

Overseas students in UK are more likely to recommend studying in the country than those in other nations

Rankings

University of Glasgow

The first THE ranking measuring teaching across Europe will be launched at the event next year

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”