Opinion

Threats over content available in China reveal difficult line academic community must tread

Lying on a sunny beach

Yusra Mouzughi on the challenges of doing business when universities take a break

Table football

Southampton Solent University’s Tere Daly responds to the former political adviser’s article in today’s Daily Telegraph

exams university

Key figures from the university sector respond to the 2017 A-level results

Mitch Blunt illustration (17 August 2017)

Replacing England’s tuition fee system with a cheaper and fairer alternative is not as difficult as many claim, says Andrew Adonis

Free education protesters

Remuneration committees should pay less attention to other institutions when setting their leaders’ pay, says Nick Hillman

Kurdistan shows that post-conflict countries can build a thriving higher education sector by working with foreign partners, says Dlawer Ala’Aldeen

Bailing out a boat

Universities used to be thought unsinkable, but the unthinkable – an institution going to the wall – is now a genuine, if yet remote, prospect

Mick Marston illustration (17 August 2017)

Spreading the word on social media about research can help academics get ahead, but is it too much of a distraction, asks Brooke Erin Duffy

London sunset

UK needs an antidote to London dominance and toxic deindustrialisation, says John Morgan

admissions Ucas contextual data

Think carefully about treating students differently because of their backgrounds

bridge, broken, coooperation

Together, FE and HE can become a dynamic force for skills development in the UK, writes Alison Whittle

refugee, refugees, displaced, syria

Taking in a refugee student posed more challenges than Sharon Maxwell Magnus was expecting, but the effort was well worth it

World University Rankings 2018

Phil Baty has the latest on the publication of the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which will be launched in London in September

Boycott the NSS protesters

The effectiveness of the NSS boycott means it is now time for universities to sit up and listen, says Sorana Vieru

predatory journals

Universities, funders, rankers and individual academics all need to act to stamp out predatory publishers, says Roger Watson

David Humphries illustration

The subject-level teaching excellence framework could lead to a lot of stress for no great gains over the institution-level TEF, says Andrew McRae

Most Commented

James Fryer illustration (27 July 2017)

It is not Luddism to be cautious about destroying an academic publishing industry that has served us well, says Marilyn Deegan

Jeffrey Beall, associate professor and librarian at the University of Colorado Denver

Creator of controversial predatory journals blacklist says some peers are failing to warn of dangers of disreputable publishers

Hand squeezing stress ball
Working 55 hours per week, the loss of research periods, slashed pensions, increased bureaucracy, tiny budgets and declining standards have finally forced Michael Edwards out
Kayaker and jet skiiers

Nazima Kadir’s social circle reveals a range of alternative careers for would-be scholars, and often with better rewards than academia

hole in ground

‘Drastic action’ required to fix multibillion-pound shortfall in Universities Superannuation Scheme, expert warns