People waving Turkish flag

Intense polarisation of Turkish diaspora, plus online harassment, means refugee scholars feel they are being watched

Russian dolls in London Eye

Greater democratic development in post-Soviet nations when students head for EU rather than Russia, study finds

Harvard University campus

Stanford loses lead spot in 2018 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education league table 

London, Waterloo Bridge,

Peter Agre, Ed Byrne and Nicholas Dirks speak to Times Higher Education at the 2017 World Academic Summit in London

Dalai Lama

Scholarship organisation reportedly decides to stop supporting academic exchanges with the University of California, San Diego

Scholars at Risk counts 257 assaults and persecutions on higher education communities over past year

Chicken in an egg

Figures suggest young people choose subjects according to present balance of a country’s economy

Asia reflection

Challenge for UK as Asian research diaspora returns home, says China-born member of PM's science council

Scientists working together

Multinational research teams can now bid for money in any scientific area, although funders do not expect security-sensitive projects

Simon Birmingham

Simon Birmingham brushes off criticism of 'rivers of gold' comments on university funding

Chinese censorship protester

Publishers should consult with journal editors over censorship requests, says China Quarterly committee member

Connected city

Institutions should ensure global connections and local links support each other, summit hears

Red rose

Shadow industrial strategy minister says scrapping fees essential for universities' civic mission

Working on an allotment

Work with communities and industry should be better captured by league tables, summit hears

Gary Neville

Critics claim move makes it 'too easy' for new providers to use ‘university’ in name

Annexation of the territory of the King of Ado

Half of Third World Quarterly editorial board resign in protest over ‘case for colonialism’ essay

People squeezed into tiny van

No correlation between HEA fellowship numbers and TEF ratings, analysis also finds

Zoltar arcade cabinet

Two UK-based researchers also tipped as potential Nobel prizewinners

Alison Johns

The chief executive-designate of the UK’s new sector agency discusses her West Country roots, the roles of academics and administrators, and escaping to the country 

Cracking a giant nut

Tasmanian researchers find it takes 10 hours to plan an hour’s lecture for online students, compared to eight hours for on-campus delivery

Capsule beds

Study finds that universities in big urban centres produce less highly cited research than institutions elsewhere

Refugee camp

Only 6 per cent of displaced university-age Syrians currently in other countries in the Middle East are in higher education, expert warns

Exchanging money

Publishers prepared to add names to journal articles for a price, study finds

Woman wrapped in EU flag

Europe’s funding councils oppose idea of requiring researchers to obtain a licence if they want to quote their colleagues or news articles

Young supergirls

THE analysis shows which institutions are on the verge of wider recognition for their impressive research performance