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Vigilante mob face murder charges over campus killing of student Mashal Khan

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Class of ’92 to set up alternative provider teaching business, media and sport

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Figures from Education at a Glance show that only in Spain and Estonia can women expect a bigger financial return from university than men 

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Firm steps up collaboration with university as world’s biggest tech companies race to harness quantum physics

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Jacinda Ardern pledges fee-free study under NZ Labour, part of global pattern on left

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Chancellor appears to adopt IFS blueprint, but elements of reported plans bring ‘real concerns’ for universities

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Canada and Finland also score highly in research assessing the effectiveness of education systems in 35 economies

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Publisher argues Topics platform will provide ‘breadth, depth and currency of knowledge’, and remove the need to leave its website

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


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