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Our inaugural rankings help to identify the institutions that excel in teaching that ensures graduate success. Ellie Bothwell reports

Week in HE illustration (30 March 2017)

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

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All three of England’s for-profit universities owned in Netherlands

Research

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Code of conduct frames non-publication of unexpected results as an issue of research integrity

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Sociologists make the case for observational drawing to be part of the research process

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Two-thirds of funding over past three years went to just 20 institutions 

World News

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George Soros-funded institution could be ‘first victim’ of increasingly illiberal world order, observers say

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Union calls for universities to remove barriers to peaceful protest

Waste paper bin

Code of conduct frames non-publication of unexpected results as an issue of research integrity

The Week In Higher Education

Week in HE illustration (30 March 2017)

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

Week in HE illustration (23 March 2017)

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

Politics and Policy

Canal houses, Amsterdam, Netherlands

All three of England’s for-profit universities owned in Netherlands

Liberty Statue

George Soros-funded institution could be ‘first victim’ of increasingly illiberal world order, observers say

Internationalisation

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V-c counters that institutions will ‘inevitably’ plan for overseas campuses after referendum

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Institutions need to be excellent across the board to attract leading researchers, analysis warns

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Minister emphasises transnational education, sidestepping mention of Home Office visa policy

Rankings

King's College London

Nobel laureates and university presidents will speak at flagship THE event at King’s College London

Interviews

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The Open University's vice-chancellor says now is the moment to turn around decline in part-time study

Data

Top and bottom five countries for improving research

Some countries have managed to increase both the quality and quantity of their research

Graph of whether a country's research is motivated by altruism or economic growth

When it comes to big countries, more individualistic nations are more altruistic 

Japan’s universities turn to hospitals for financial pain relief (5 January 2017)

This graph shows that Japan’s top-ranked universities now rely on their hospitals for about 40 per cent of their income as they struggle with deep cuts in government spending.

Mapped out: negative perceptions of science (22 December 2016)

This map shows that across Africa, India, Central America and parts of the Middle East, people are more likely to believe that one of the “bad effects” of science is that it “breaks down ideas of right and wrong”