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
As the row over fees reignites and mutates into a debate over the very purpose of universities, silence reigns on the issue of hyper-selectivity
The wide appeal of Labour’s fees pledge means free higher education is back on the agenda, amid a shift in the political landscape
While some fear a dystopian outcome in which private innovators bypass the university, others are more sanguine about the potential threats to the sector
Data, and the increasingly sophisticated way it is martialled, has enabled remarkable improvements in graduation rates and quality of education
Excellence in an institution is measured by the value of its research and the quality of its teaching, not by the height of the ivy on its walls