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The UK’s leading role in shaping the future of science would be lost if voters choose to leave research ‘superpower’, pro-Remain voices warn

Budapest skyline

Only a tiny fraction of the group enter university in the UK and across Europe, but attempts are being made to change the situation

Arts Building sign covered in ivy

New network aims to help venues to play an even more effective role in the artistic life of their communities and regions

Research

University of São Paulo Faculty of Law: Best universities in Latin America

Brazil dominates the list of Latin America’s best universities as judged by Times Higher Education’s Academic Reputation Survey

Racecar losing wheel as it turns corner

Data show deep dependence on EU funds by some institutions and subjects

Globes

Governments overall are spending more of GDP on tertiary education but less on research

World News

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David Matthews reports from Canada on a model that gives students up to two years in work placements

Diversity on campus

Pomona College academics vote for guidelines that ask tenure candidates to be ‘attentive to diversity in the student body’

Mauritius map

The sugar cane has been cleared for a new campus on the Indian Ocean island

The Week In Higher Education

 The week in higher education cartoon (26 May 2016)

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

The week in higher education cartoon (19 May 2016)

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

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

University of São Paulo Faculty of Law: Best universities in Latin America

Brazil dominates the list of Latin America’s best universities as judged by Times Higher Education’s Academic Reputation Survey

Mauritius map

The sugar cane has been cleared for a new campus on the Indian Ocean island

Syrian refugees leaning out of train windows

Researchers have much to contribute to the study of law, education, engineering and healthcare, suggests new collection

Rankings

Young boy dressed as superhero, world's best young universities

The UK has the most institutions in the Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 Rankings 2016

Interviews

Sunny Singh, London Metropolitan University

We discuss discrimination in UK publishing, how universities misunderstand creative writing, and the benefits of arguing with lecturers

Data

Dissing dons down the ages: a century of pejoratives

What insults have people used to disparage intellectuals over the past century?

London magnified on map of United Kingom (UK)

These maps show which universities do research that goes on to have an impact on London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmingham

The great divide: how scholars spend their time (3 March 2016)

These data show how scholars used their time at different types of university in the period 2012 to 2015

Scientific papers published with international co-authors

Scientists are increasingly working in collaboration with overseas academics, according to OECD figures