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Research finds that support levels are lower among conservatives and some minority groups

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Swiss Embassy’s head of science outlines advantages and disadvantages for UK in mobility negotiations

African students
Fred Swaniker, founder of the African Leadership University, outlines his vision

Research

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A lung cancer research project involving more than 200 academics presents many challenges
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Students' work on quantum computing demonstrates their role on the front line of discovery
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System rewards academics whose work is used in teaching – but at potential bureaucracy cost

World News

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Research finds that support levels are lower among conservatives and some minority groups

African students
Fred Swaniker, founder of the African Leadership University, outlines his vision
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Commission hopes awards will help researchers find other sources of funding

The Week In Higher Education

The week in HE illustration (27 April 2017)

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

The week in higher education cartoon (20 April 2017)

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

Politics and Policy

Refugees
Michael Ignatieff says commitment to migrants exacerbated conflict with Hungarian government
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Bill to further market approach in England backed by MPs and Lords

Internationalisation

ski lift in a snowless landscape

Swiss Embassy’s head of science outlines advantages and disadvantages for UK in mobility negotiations

African students
Fred Swaniker, founder of the African Leadership University, outlines his vision
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Ian Jacobs says visits by hundreds of thousands of international and lifelong learners on short courses will transform campus life

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”