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Event marks four decades of a programme showcasing Castro’s ideals

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Foreign minister warns on free speech, while ANU v-c urges against seeing Chinese students as ‘spies’

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Conversations between governor, High Council and student body fail to lift Pamplona strike

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China and India targeted by drive to recruit more than 100,000 extra students from outside EU

Students will need to shed the pounds to pass new course designed to combat country's obesity crisis

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Far-left students in US are more likely to favour protests and support the withdrawal of a guest speaker’s invitation, survey finds

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Penn teaching assistant claims she is 'under attack' for calling on historically marginalised groups first

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Move would make higher education more efficient and equitable, says Oxford professor

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Ministers could still force funding cuts on sector despite legislative failure

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While scholars may disagree in research, they should band together in public advocacy work, says Jean Tirole 

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Data suggest that more universities – and subject areas – will need to succeed on the world stage to sustain the country’s rise 

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UCU says case highlights ‘serious questions’ over institution’s governance structures

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In-depth examination of researchers’ career paths suggests few adhere to long-held stereotype that the young publish more

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Opposition of Nick Xenophon Team senators dooms higher education bill to failure

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Strong turnout in ballot over USS changes ‘sends a clear message’ that union members will take action to protect retirement fund, says UCU

Powerful market regulator could also award its own degrees to address gaps in provision, consultation states

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Former chief of staff at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy says academics must put aside fears of ‘partisanship’

The week in higher education

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

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Academic says he is ‘wary’ of applying for projects that involve extended periods of time overseas

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Strong performers in the teaching excellence framework may have benefited from slick brand-building, Hepi report suggests

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Bibliometric data suggest there should be more scholarship on the topic, but academics still make key contributions to debate

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Algorithms must not be used to lower thresholds, says UUK/GuildHE report

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Initiative to bring in US scientists causes backlash among scientists awaiting funding at home

Jo Johnson, Minister for Universities and Science

Treasury underwriting of projects previously funded by the EU could continue after transition period, Jo Johnson says

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Utah institution offers 12-week student road trip around American West