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

Chinese factory

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

Age discrimination

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

Nick Xenophon

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

Squeezed piggy bank

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

Baseball fans

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

Man buried in sand on beach

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

gold silver bronze TEF rating

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

American with giant gun

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

Climate change in action

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

Campfire

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

Australian farmers

Leading higher education professionals heading for executive teams of Australian universities

Grip, money

Public spending watchdog calls for action on high dropout rates and payments to ‘ineligible’ students

Airplane spotters

Institutions that are well connected to ‘global transportation hubs’ rise up league tables faster, study finds

Hungarian parliament

Hungarian government extends deadline for compliance with education act after Budapest-based institution meets criteria

Costs

Middlesex head 'not worried' by Lord Adonis' calls for return of polytechnic-university divide

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Universities in the US lead Times Higher Education’s rankings for engineering and technology and computer science; Peking and NUS are Asia’s top performers

Qatar campus

Doha offshoots are also integrating courses with goal of providing ‘unique’ value to students

US police

University leaders at University of Chicago discussion call for students to be better educated about First Amendment

Latina student

Lagging degree attainment leads to Latinos becoming stuck in middle-wage tiers of labour market, says study