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Frame from sexist Simon Fraser University video for Sweater Day

Canadian university admits video aimed at promoting energy saving by showing a female teacher receiving suggestive compliment was sexist

Rama Thirunamachandran, the vice-chancellor of Canterbury Christ Church University

Backlash from v-cs prompts teaching champion to opt for 'reflection and consultation'

Economists are finding new ways of learning about the past – and learning from the past

Research

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

Workers remove water from court, French Open tennis tournament, Paris

The three institutions aim to tackle sustainability and educational attainment in new partnership

World News

Frame from sexist Simon Fraser University video for Sweater Day

Canadian university admits video aimed at promoting energy saving by showing a female teacher receiving suggestive compliment was sexist

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey

Political theorist Andrei Stavilă explains how a comment on a friend’s Facebook page led to exit from Turkish university

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

The Week In Higher Education

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

The week in higher education cartoon (28 January 2015)

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

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

Ali bin Saud Al-Bimani

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

David Willetts with THE MENA Universities Summit logo

Lord Willetts tells event it is hard to see how governments can fund expansion on necessary scale

Rankings

Hong Kong skyline

Event will explore Asia's place in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Interviews

Sarah Churchwell, University of London's School of Advanced Study

‘Don’t claim you are changing the world if only four people are reading your article’, says new chair in public understanding of the humanities

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