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Leadership

Literature on leadership development needs much improvement considering the sector’s importance to the UK economy, says report

Marcia Grant at THE Africa Universities Summit 2016

Distinction between two types of institution ‘not helpful’ for continent, say senior African university figures  

Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur at THE Africa Universities Summit 2016

Vice-president of Ghana says institutions must develop ‘sustainable’ financing

Research

Leadership

Literature on leadership development needs much improvement considering the sector’s importance to the UK economy, says report

gender pay gap

Durham, Edinburgh and Queen’s University Belfast pick up inaugural awards for arts, humanities and social science departments 

Ernest Aryeetey, University of Ghana vice-chancellor

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

World News

Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur at THE Africa Universities Summit 2016

Vice-president of Ghana says institutions must develop ‘sustainable’ financing

Marcia Grant at THE Africa Universities Summit 2016

Distinction between two types of institution ‘not helpful’ for continent, say senior African university figures  

Ernest Aryeetey, University of Ghana vice-chancellor

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

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

Ernest Aryeetey, University of Ghana vice-chancellor

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

South Africa v New Zealand, Rugby World Cup, Twickenham Stadium, London

Director of education and society at the British Council says Western universities must prove they do not have ‘imperialist’ designs on the continent

Young woman seated in front of laptop computer

Paper finds that UK sandwich course students ‘outshine’ their overseas counterparts in the final year of university

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