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An analysis of the graduate salary data alongside prior attainment shows how difficult it is to measure university performance on such a metric

Arts and humanities titles now average just 60 retail sales, report says

Collaboration

Virtual research institute aims to overcome geography by providing grants and funding a joint PhD programme

Research

Collaboration

Virtual research institute aims to overcome geography by providing grants and funding a joint PhD programme

Australian dollars

Government taking reports ‘extremely seriously’ and seeking ‘additional briefing’

Researchers

Changing academic environment prompts rethink of globally influential employment support guidelines 

World News

Drew Gilpin Faust president Harvard University

First female leader of the Ivy League institution has championed diversity during her tenure

Man dragging heavy luggage

Peter Cherry knew something was wrong when other applicants arrived in Madrid with several suitcases of documents

Istanbul Erdogan medical rector health sciences university anger

International charity flags ‘unprecedented’ numbers of academics sacked since last year’s failed military coup

The Week In Higher Education

The week in HE illustration (15 June 2017)

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

The week in HE illustration (8 June 2017)

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

Politics and Policy

Hermann Hauser

Hermann Hauser calls on vice-chancellors to ‘take a stand against pseudoscience’

Jeremy Corbyn speaking into microphone

Popularity of plans to scrap tuition fees in England sparks interest Down Under

Internationalisation

Collaboration

Virtual research institute aims to overcome geography by providing grants and funding a joint PhD programme

New York skyline

Glasgow Caledonian University to offer fashion-related master's courses

Australian dollars

Government taking reports ‘extremely seriously’ and seeking ‘additional briefing’

Rankings

Asian universities overtake top Western brands in the Times Higher Education ranking of the world’s most prestigious universities 

Interviews

Woman watching The Open University on TV while holding child

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”