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University’s head of Brexit strategy urges universities to apply pressure over ‘essential’ priority

Lumberjack competition, Australia

Universities’ support for uncapped numbers leaves ministers with limited choices, says government adviser

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US researchers claim 76 per cent success rate in using video analysis to identify likely misconduct

Research

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The benefits of a newly funded radio astronomy project transcend niche science
Network

Duke University challenge on visualising scholarly collaboration produces treasure trove of results

Time going by
Female-authored papers up to three times more readable but published half a year later

World News

A telescope in Africa
The benefits of a newly funded radio astronomy project transcend niche science
A man holds up a sign with the text 'Don't close CEU, Orban in to the jail" as students and teachers of the Central European University protest. Hungary

Global academic leaders have found themselves powerless against Hungary’s government

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All higher education institutions agree to make figures from nationwide survey publicly available

The Week In Higher Education

The week in higher education cartoon (13 April 2017)

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

Week in HE illustration (6 April 2017)

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

Politics and Policy

Man held at gunpoint

University’s head of Brexit strategy urges universities to apply pressure over ‘essential’ priority

Lumberjack competition, Australia

Universities’ support for uncapped numbers leaves ministers with limited choices, says government adviser

Internationalisation

A telescope in Africa
The benefits of a newly funded radio astronomy project transcend niche science
Group of people stranded on desert island

Study finds that employees at universities’ overseas outposts feel less supported than their home campus colleagues

stranded at airport
US academic highlights risks for internationally mobile foreign scholars looking to settle in UK

Rankings

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Newer universities excel when it comes to internationalisation and research influence

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”