Crowd at German beer fest

Loans between libraries, and research sharing between colleagues, could allow country to sever links, negotiators claim

Female researcher in the lab

Two UK institutions lead our ranking of the best universities for the first time in its history, with Oxford holding on to the number one spot for the second year in a row, while Cambridge has risen to second place

Huddersfield football supporters

Inaugural HEA award is latest accolade for Yorkshire institution

Research panel at Times Higher Education World Academic Summit

UCL head warns that decision to leave European Union ‘affecting our ability to recruit and retain the very best’

Paul Nurse speaks at the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit

‘Artificial barriers’ such as Brexit ‘should be resisted‘, Nobel laureate tells event hosted by King’s College London

Andrew Hamilton, president of New York University, speaking at the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit, held at King's College London

Andrew Hamilton suggests lure of New York will help it to ride out political storms

Janet Beer

Pay ‘furore’ could deter top researchers from coming to UK, Janet Beer warns

Louise Richardson speaks at the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit, held at King's College London

Louise Richardson says it is ‘completely mendacious’ to suggest higher tuition fees have driven inflation in executive pay

Protest figures of Trump, Le Pen, Wilders and Hitler

Latest evidence overseas students are being put off US universities by political situation


Thousands of university staff are set to pay more towards pensions under proposals

Examining teeth

Less than 10 per cent of tweets on journal articles represent genuine engagement with content, finds study

Man in peacock costume

Metric on self-referencing could provide ‘truer’ citation data, say researchers

Manchester University

Driving force in ‘edgy, self-confident’ city’s regeneration rallies sector support for Northern Powerhouse

Weighing huge pumpkin

Hefce stops short of adopting Lord Stern’s proposal to include university-wide impact in research assessment scores

HEA's latest National Teaching Fellows announced

Forward flip

Advocates say that the technology will cut out degree fraud – but could it actually help to fracture universities?

Asian tourists in London

Get the basics right to ensure overseas learners flourish, say Kevin O’Gorman and Robert MacIntosh

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


Universities must communicate better if they are to avoid being presented as part of a ‘distant and malevolent elite’, says Dame Minouche Shafik

Christian Edwards

The ex-footballer explains why his PhD means more than his Wales cap, and how his Cardiff Met team reached the verge of Europe

Man in Trump mask

Times Higher Education poll of globe's greatest minds highlights threat of divided politics to academia and research

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Just one leader of a top 10 UK university has a Twitter account, report reveals

Robert Ferguson

Academic whose writing fused law and literature remembered

Student withdrawing money from ATM

Costs for students rising at triple the rate of inflation, triggering calls for rental caps

University of Debrecen bestows honour following involvement in Russian-funded nuclear plant

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Jeffrey Beall, associate professor and librarian at the University of Colorado Denver

Creator of controversial predatory journals blacklist says some peers are failing to warn of dangers of disreputable publishers

bridge, broken, coooperation

Together, FE and HE can become a dynamic force for skills development in the UK, writes Alison Whittle

Academic with his heads in his hands

Lack of job security, limited support from management and weight of work-related demands on time among risk factors

Stanford University, Best universities in the United States 2016

Find the best universities in the United States through Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings data

Eleanor Shakespeare illustration (24 August 2017)

It is time to consider how we can stop senior academics bullying their way on to research papers, says Trisha Greenhalgh