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New survey finds that 47 per cent of students might withdraw due to lack of money

UK government asks for new guidance to help universities tackle custom essay writing services

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Study claims California’s higher education policy environment has led to the ‘stagnation’ of the state’s universities 

Research

UK government gives 'non-committal' response to calls for researchers' voices to be heard

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Stern Review steering group member says unclear whether assessment still drives up quality

Muslim women hold signs with the flags of the banned countries during a massive protest against President Trump's travel ban outside of the U.S. Consulate in downtown Toronto

Data highlight strength of US-Iran research links while experts stress benefits for American science and economy

World News

Some object to their university's choice of commencement speaker

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University of Hong Kong v-c denies he is ‘heading for a simple life’ as the next head of the University of Edinburgh

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Technology identified by NMC Horizon Report as having ‘potential to enhance’ online learning

The Week In Higher Education

Week in HE illustration (16 February 2017)

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

Week in HE illustration (9 February 2017)

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

Politics and Policy

stanford university campus

Study claims California’s higher education policy environment has led to the ‘stagnation’ of the state’s universities 

Muslim women hold signs with the flags of the banned countries during a massive protest against President Trump's travel ban outside of the U.S. Consulate in downtown Toronto

Data highlight strength of US-Iran research links while experts stress benefits for American science and economy

Internationalisation

Muslim women hold signs with the flags of the banned countries during a massive protest against President Trump's travel ban outside of the U.S. Consulate in downtown Toronto

Data highlight strength of US-Iran research links while experts stress benefits for American science and economy

crossing in Hong Kong

University of Hong Kong v-c denies he is ‘heading for a simple life’ as the next head of the University of Edinburgh

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University of Paris Seine offers UK institutions chance to create a base in France

Rankings

Ulsan

The event in South Korea will include the official launch of the THE Asia University Rankings 

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

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”

The rise of open access mega-journals (8 December 2016)

This graph shows the dramatic rise of open access mega-journals such as Plos One, which offer to publish papers based on their scientific soundness rather than the significance or novelty of the results, and which accept research across a broad range of disciplines