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Vice-chancellor believes international scholars can be tempted away from the golden triangle and to the North of England

Sea of flowers after Manchester arena bombing

One researcher urges academics to put concerns aside and back Prevent counter-radicalisation strategy, while others say it ‘doesn’t work’

Reciprocal academic visa also among ideas under consideration by vice-chancellors

Research

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Report urges academy to ‘embrace’ opportunities for wider research dissemination

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But research organisations say proposed directive does not go far enough and could hinder links with companies

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Elsevier data show that China produces vast quantities of papers in field but lags on quality

World News

Reciprocal academic visa also among ideas under consideration by vice-chancellors

Ana Deletic

The award-winning professor discusses Yugoslavia’s war, women and engineering, and how nationalism hurts research

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Arizona argues delivering dual degrees in branded space is more sustainable than opening a traditional branch campus

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

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

Politics and Policy

Sea of flowers after Manchester arena bombing

One researcher urges academics to put concerns aside and back Prevent counter-radicalisation strategy, while others say it ‘doesn’t work’

Neo-nazis holding American flag. White supremacists

Colleges must lead students in critical thinking ‘not protect them’, says one leader

Internationalisation

Vice-chancellor believes international scholars can be tempted away from the golden triangle and to the North of England

Reciprocal academic visa also among ideas under consideration by vice-chancellors

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Hong Kong, Netherlands and Malaysia also score highly in British Council research analysing policy environments in 38 countries 

Rankings

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Newer universities excel when it comes to internationalisation and research influence

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”