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Experts mull over Jo Johnson’s aim to open sector to foreign companies and universities

Globes

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

Axe in wood

Institutions face losing up to a quarter of their total funding council grant as cuts from Welsh government bite

Research

Globes

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

Stressed man at computer

Purchase of research repository has horrified open access advocates who fear acquisition marks attempt to maintain control over publishing

A woman scaling a climbing wall

Academics and policy advisers have given their verdict in a study exploring how the REF affects the day-to-day lives of scholars

World News

Globes

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

UCL professor Catherine Hall has turned down a top prize after having held “many discussions with those who are deeply involved with the politics of Israel-Palestine"

Feminist historian Catherine Hall will not accept her share of a lucrative award, calling her move an ‘independent political choice’

Syrian refugees leaning out of train windows

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

The Week In Higher Education

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

The week in higher education cartoon (12 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

Syrian refugees leaning out of train windows

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

A boat of Chinese students sinking

Research from the University of Warwick reveals a mismatch between the aspirations and final destinations of Chinese students at UK universities

International students

Loss of fee income if Britain leaves EU could be worth £700 million a year, claims new report

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