Inequality remains a pernicious problem at our elite universities. Failure to tackle it will have negative consequences for individuals and society at large
In the rivalry to make the next scientific breakthrough, collaboration is key. But the UK’s post-Brexit course only undermines its competitive standing
Faith in private-sector innovation has driven Conservative reforms under both Willetts and Johnson – but is that really what universities need?
Last week’s spats over universities’ supposed anti-Brexit bias and what to do about it highlight the contested nature of free speech
Academics find information and inspiration in myriad places and forms, and what they do with it can transform and even save lives
A disastrous loss of goodwill during negotiations with Brussels may mean the days of Britain’s being a net beneficiary of EU research funding are over
Britain has a remarkably strong higher education system that makes it a world-leading player, and it requires tending, not trashing
A survey of 50 laureates is full of insight, warnings and the can-do attitudes powering ‘beautiful minds’
Creeping political interference in universities, from the UK to Hungary and the US, is part of a worrying shift in attitudes towards higher education
Institutions are feeling under attack; they need to counter their critics by showing proudly and publicly the immense good work they do
Universities claim to bestow on graduates the key to open the door to any job: critical thinking. But even if they do, are employers interested?
Amid fresh criticism of executive remuneration, perhaps universities need to rethink the issue of vice-chancellors’ salaries