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Jeremy Bentham cartoon

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

Lotfi Zadeh

Father of ‘fuzzy logic’ remembered

Mortar boards in the air

Observers say key issue is whether review's remit is wide-ranging, or set to pre-determined objectives

Stephen Toope

Institution’s Canadian leader tackles executive remuneration, Brexit and diversifying the university’s student intake in THE interview

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)

Scientific developments from the microscopic to intergalactic deemed worthy of this year’s awards

Suzie Imber

The Leicester space physicist on winning Astronauts, exploring uncharted mountains, and scientists’ social skills

National University of Ireland, Galway

Female lecturers allegedly under pressure to settle legal action after university’s equality charter application rejected

Istanbul Erdogan medical rector health sciences university anger

Student accommodation wardens are latest to be imprisoned in Turkey's anti-Gulenist crackdown

Alfred Nobel bust

After this year’s laureates were announced, 50 winners share the secrets of their success

Swimming in icy water

With latest application for teaching licence rejected in long-running battle with authorities, time is running out to start the new academic year

University of Glasgow

Cambridge tops combined results of three main UK university league tables for the seventh year in a row

Catalan flag

Education minister sees break from Spain as a path to more ‘competition and excellence’ in hiring, firing and leadership

Woman sweeping coins into a wheelbarrow

Instead of spending time competing for competitive funding, academics should be given a lump sum, paper suggests

Frédérique Vidal determined to confront problems ‘sidestepped’ by career-minded politicians

Students on campus

Office for Students’ Nicola Dandridge says new regulator will not guarantee union seat on board

Collection of bound essays piled high

Watchdog’s new guidelines aim to stop ‘contract cheating’ on campus

Administrators

Louise Richardson says concentration of functions at college and departmental level creates ‘great deal of duplication’

Brazilian national congress

Petition with 80,000 signatures was set to be presented as part of mass protest outside country’s National Congress

Man and little boy wearing suits standing on tube platform

Latest OECD figures suggest that some countries such as the US are a long way behind others on social mobility

AUC students at a Uclan welcome event

Academics worldwide volunteer space in labs and homes, but Puerto Rican relief efforts are slow to get off the ground

University buildings in London

‘Turbulent times’ ahead for university funding could lead to less cash for buildings, warns AUDE chair

Onora O'Neill, Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve

Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture recognises lifetime achievement in philosophy and public service

Car removed by a crane

Academic social network accused of infringing copyright on a massive scale

Gerald Bernbaum

Former vice-chancellor of London South Bank University remembered

Shamit Saggar

The new chair of the Campaign for Social Science on ethnic minorities, the similarity between law and academia and universities swallowing the management textbook