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Quality control

Agency is preferred bidder for four of six quality tenders offered by Hefce, alongside HEA and Leadership Foundation

Civic engagement

Hefce-funded project aims to drive economic growth and increase employment

HM Revenue & Customs document

Use of HMRC records could allow reformed DLHE to focus on areas such as happiness and skills

Research

Eurovision block voting infographic (12 May 2016)

Data on international collaborations hint at importance of place, politics and history

Man breaking into safe

University revises policy after backlash from academics

Adebayo Olukoshi, United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning

Institutions need to establish ‘nuanced’ notions of excellence, expert on African development tells THE Africa Universities Summit

World News

Eurovision block voting infographic (12 May 2016)

Data on international collaborations hint at importance of place, politics and history

Digital footprint

Controversial article argues such academics are – intentionally or not – leading a ‘neoliberal takeover of colleges and universities

Syria refugees queue

Universities across the world have joined forces in offering hope to those facing persecution and even death

The Week In Higher Education

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

The week in higher education cartoon (5 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

Eurovision block voting infographic (12 May 2016)

Data on international collaborations hint at importance of place, politics and history

Biomedical Research Building, Manel Brullet and Albert Pineda, Barceloneta beach, Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona’s own version of the Crick Institute has helped the city’s academic ecosystem to thrive in spite of Spanish bureaucracy, reports Jack Grove from the Catalan capital

Group of men assisting teammate on obstacle course

But British Council study finds that the majority of institutions in 12-nation survey engage in such activity

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