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Students of the Ecole Polytechnique school march during the traditional Bastille Day military parade. France

New president keen to support Paris institution’s ‘agility’, according to its leader

Quality control guarantee

Brexit may threaten ability to attract future overseas funding, experts warn

Best universities in the Middle East and North Africa.
The best universities in the Arab World have been named

Research

Leaving research

One in three scholars in field ‘deeply concerned’ about future research career prospects

Asia map

Group of top Asian institutions aims to boost research collaboration and increase mobility

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UK exit from EU research would boost success rates for other countries – but at cost of quality, experts warn

World News

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Taylor and Francis move to replace editor and withdraw his paper threatens ‘scientific integrity’, critics claim

Asia map

Group of top Asian institutions aims to boost research collaboration and increase mobility

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Analysis finds new bachelor’s graduates do well in labour market, particularly those from more practically focused universities

The Week In Higher Education

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

Week in HE illustration (4 May 2017)

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

Politics and Policy

Students join anti-racist campaigners from groups including Movement for Justice to march through Central London

Cap on student visas and more pressure on universities to ensure recruits are ‘genuine’ seen as potential measures

Time

British universities would be ‘most affected’ by failure to increase Horizon 2020 funding, MEP warns

Internationalisation

Students of the Ecole Polytechnique school march during the traditional Bastille Day military parade. France

New president keen to support Paris institution’s ‘agility’, according to its leader

Students join anti-racist campaigners from groups including Movement for Justice to march through Central London

Cap on student visas and more pressure on universities to ensure recruits are ‘genuine’ seen as potential measures

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International Higher Education Group aims to reduce costs and increase choice for international students eyeing up Western universities

Rankings

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Newer universities excel when it comes to internationalisation and research influence

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”