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University and College Union (UCU) flag hanging on statue

Two-day walkout follows offer branded an 'insult' by the UCU, but employers claim strike will have 'no to low impact'

Diversity on campus

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

Globes

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

Research

Globes

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

Man grabbing papers

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

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

Brazil education and school system

Mendonça Filho scotches rumours of plans to introduce fees

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

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

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

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