Man frustrated by paperwork

Observers hope scrapping financial audits could lead other funders to cut down on research grant bureaucracy

Several top researchers exit Teesside after professors given individual ratings out of 32, senior academic claims

woman BME satisfaction UCU

Broad-brush efforts to support female and ethnic minority academics will not address ‘multidimensional inequality’, says Warwick professor

student protester

Georgetown project shows that it’s not just students but also the ‘grown-ups’ in society who are struggling to find right balance, says director

Downing Street

Patrick Vallance to take over from interim government adviser Chris Whitty from March next year

Group of students

Over the past decade, women have opened up a significant lead over men in graduation rates

Female professor

Task force will investigate how women can be supported to rise through the university ranks

Florida State University

University president says students must create ‘a new culture’ at the institution 

Week in HE illustration (9 November 2017)

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

Huw Taylor

Tributes paid to Brighton microbiologist

Manchester United

Profit should not be a ‘dirty word’ in education, says former Manchester United and England star


Academic social network has moved 'at least 1.7 million articles' to make them less easily accessible, publishers say

Man in suit on diving board

University of Hertfordshire job cuts add to fears staff could be forced out ahead of REF 2021

Stealing a briefcase

Stark figures in new Hepi report prompt calls for chancellor to tackle research underfunding in budget

brain science

Universities in the US dominate new Times Higher Education psychology ranking

Apprentice work

Chair of UK’s education committee calls for ‘radical look at what university is for’

South African campus

Tipping point likely to be between 2020 and 2025, new demographic analysis suggests

Old fashioned car

ScholarlyHub will help academics keep control of their work and data, creators argue

Advancing capabilities of stem cells could mean researchers run into legal difficulties once more, European academies warn

Enemy at the drawbridge

Measures taken to target high dropout rate could make universities more attractive to domestic and international students

British Remainers

Shift to a political divide based on identity and values requires response from universities, experts suggest

Remain and Leave Brexit campaigners

Beyond the noise of the front pages, the UK’s decision to leave the EU offers an opportunity to hone students’ skills in critical thinking and evaluating sources, says Paul James Cardwell

Going out of business sign

Forty per cent of UK business schools report fall in undergraduate applications from the Continent

Terramars screenshot

Developers working with academics compete for $150,000 prize

Puerto Rico hurricane damage

Universities worry that young scientists affected by humanitarian crisis might ‘leave and not return’