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Players from Leicester City Football Club

International visibility for Leicester as a result of club’s success has already contributed to boost in overseas applications, says one vice-chancellor

Queen's University Belfast campus building

Royal Irish Academy warns that low tuition fees and funding cuts pose a grave risk to province’s universities and wider economy

Tourists pose in front of Dmitri Vrubel mural, Berlin Wall

Major British Council research judges 26 nations’ openness to international higher education

Research

However, director of the Oxford Martin School says 'disciplinary silos' were one factor contributing to 2008 financial crisis

Johannes Haushofer lists failures in attempt to 'balance the record' on how he climbed the greasy pole of academia

Close-up of microscope

Research Integrity and Peer Review will look at every stage of the scientific process, and could even change its own review system depending on what it finds

World News

Canadian dollar

Province will submit proposals in ‘coming weeks’ in a bid to avoid sudden wage increases

Johannes Haushofer lists failures in attempt to 'balance the record' on how he climbed the greasy pole of academia

Man with coin monocle

Gearing research too far towards industry goals can lead to short-termist approach, warns Brian MacCraith

The Week In Higher Education

The week in higher education cartoon (28 April 2016)

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

The week in higher education (21 April 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

Tourists pose in front of Dmitri Vrubel mural, Berlin Wall

Major British Council research judges 26 nations’ openness to international higher education

Players from Leicester City Football Club

International visibility for Leicester as a result of club’s success has already contributed to boost in overseas applications, says one vice-chancellor

African musicians playing instruments

But the vice-chancellor of the University of Ghana says academics must still 'push' for recognition

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