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Chess game

Shift to a political divide based on identity and values requires response from universities, experts suggest

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Beyond the noise of the front pages, the UK’s decision to leave the EU offers an opportunity to hone students’ skills in critical thinking and evaluating sources, says Paul James Cardwell

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Forty per cent of UK business schools report fall in undergraduate applications from the Continent

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Developers working with academics compete for $150,000 prize

Puerto Rico

Universities worry that young scientists affected by humanitarian crisis might ‘leave and not return’

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Institutions left ‘bemused’ by ratings delivered by pilot

Ningbo, China

Ningbo campus provost threatens legal action over ‘deliberate misrepresentation’

Cairo

Minister for higher education says proposed new law will help foreign universities set up outposts in the country

Gender balance

Researchers blame ‘old boy’ networks and evolutionary history for male tendency to stick together

China communism

Details emerge of another academic publisher blocking access to sensitive journal articles

Chris Wainwright

Photographer and pro vice-chancellor of the University of the Arts London remembered

Barbara Matthews

NTU pro v-c talks about finding out who you are at university, leading a stellar theatre company and why Nottingham should be European Capital of Culture

Nobel, Oslo

Efforts by granddaughter of William Carlos Williams to persuade the Nobel Foundation to acknowledge the US poet could open door for other disciplines

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

Librarians

Library staff should think in terms of the whole university if they want to advance, Sconul report says

Rohingya refugees

Some academics call for institutions to break all links with the country, while others say educational partnerships are key to building peace

Sorbonne

Almost 50 years after it was dismantled, the celebrated institution is making a comeback

Big hats

Senior QAA reviewer claims it is unfair to compare alternative providers to universities when they charge different fees

Noura Al-Jizawi

Noura Al-Jizawi hopes her experience at the University of Toronto will help her to transform her homeland into a democracy

Russian dolls of different sizes

Fellow at Scottish university at centre of investigation over presidential adviser’s alleged collusion with Russian authorities

Young woman with little money

Paris and Brussels are now taking legal action against sites critics accuse of 'pimping'

Mexico City

Five people were killed at Monterrey Institute of Technology during 7.1 magnitude earthquake in September

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Campus protests promoted by controversial speakers also viewed as very negative but relatively low impact, survey finds

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Scholars charged with terrorism offences almost two years after signing anti-war petition

Man's hand holding 'I quit' resignation note

High price of journals 'placing strain on acceptance' of division of labour between researchers and publishers, says professor