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Many researchers also ‘harbour unrealistic expectations’ about academic careers

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Leru says that commission’s focus should be on improving scholars’ employment prospects

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Initiative urges government researchers to send findings through encrypted channels to ensure their preservation

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Senate adjourns before voting on higher education bill, meaning students have to apply without knowing what fees will be

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Higher education institutions in Turkey and Belgium report decline in staff and student exchanges following attacks

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Dishonest to claim that internationalisation is for the common good when it reaches so few people, consultant says

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Higher education institutions are partly to blame for the hostility they now face, says US vice-provost

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Lord Willetts and Lord Adonis go head to head in this video debate, tackling UK political issues from tuition fees to vice-chancellor pay levels

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Unions should be seen as investments in teaching and research quality rather than cost-saving exercises, advises EUA governance specialist

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Quality assurance professionals call for system to verify refugees’ education credentials before ‘next crisis’

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The Warburg professor discusses folk practice, emptying Milwaukee’s bins, and bargain cinema tickets

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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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Study reveals that there are now 2,900 English-medium undergraduate programmes in continental Europe

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THE pay data since 2010-11 show pay of UK leaders is going up faster than that of rank-and-file academics, but the reasons are less clear

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Berkeley scholar of the Renaissance remembered

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Pragya Agarwal explains how lecturers can support first-year students as they make the transition to the self-directed learning required at university

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Ministers insist that reversal is not binding and that increase to £9,250 is unaffected

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Peking University joins the top 20 of the Times Higher Education subject table for the first time

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Leading scholars warn of risks to internationalisation in populist era

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Oxford professor urges institutions to 'build bridges within our increasingly divided societies'

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Lack of student accommodation means new arrivals are often having to return home, warns student union

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Former UK universities minister’s stance in contrast to that of Andrew Adonis and some in government

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Australian Catholic University defends hiring of professorial fellows as a tool to build partnerships

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Latest Education at a Glance data show danger of governments failing to make decision on right path for policy

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Figures show a number of nations with high participation rates are not seeing graduates’ earnings rise relative to school-leavers’ wages 

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Last week, the UK’s universities minister threatened to fine institutions that pay their v-cs more than the prime minister without a strong justification. We present three perspectives on the debate 

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The bullying and subsequent suicide of a talented Ivy League scientist exposes ugly truths about the cruelty and dysfunction at the heart of academic science

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No tax inspector or police officer can claim rights over what they write for their jobs, so why should academics, asks Gabriel Egan

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We need to call off the witch-hunt and trust in the capacity of our students to learn, says Bruce Macfarlane

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Lack of job security, limited support from management and weight of work-related demands on time among risk factors