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Jo Johnson, minister

Universities minister plans tougher protection for students, subject TEF pilot and graduate earnings link

London Economics shows how less well-off graduates will repay more than higher-earning peers

Anti-tuition fees demonstrators at Westminster

But polling also finds balance of public opinion is against Labour policy and tuition fees rated low among voting priorities

Research

Teesside University

University attacked by 750 academics for forcing entire professoriate to reapply for jobs

Struggling with maths

UK government ‘negligent’ to begin negotiations to leave EU without key role being filled, campaigners say

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Major evaluation of country’s research landscape also found that internationalisation was a key area for improvement

World News

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Sector leader says the UK can offer insights into higher education’s role in regional growth strategies

Chinese tourists catch money

Analysis reveals extent of reward system for international publications, which could be distorting scientific incentives

Subra Suresh

The former president of Carnegie Mellon University will lead the Singaporean institution from 2018

The Week In Higher Education

Week in HE illustration (20 July 2017)

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

The week in HE illustration (13 July 2017)

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

Politics and Policy

Anti-tuition fees demonstrators at Westminster

But polling also finds balance of public opinion is against Labour policy and tuition fees rated low among voting priorities

Cambridge private

Middlesex v-c proposes ‘comprehensive element’ and end to ‘hyper-selective’ admissions in Hepi paper

Internationalisation

Canadian loggers

Funding restraints mean that hype about double-digit rises in applications may not immediately translate into huge increases in enrolment

Hotel ICON

Leader of Hong Kong Polytechnic University says institution ‘cannot think of itself as an isolated island’

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Major evaluation of country’s research landscape also found that internationalisation was a key area for improvement

Rankings

University of Guadalajara

The ranking will be released at an event in Mexico in July

Interviews

Woman watching The Open University on TV while holding child

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”