Candle burning in blacked-out room
November 26, 2015

Do students’ rising demands for ‘safe space’ reveal a reluctance to be challenged, or a new zeal for political engagement?

'Keep calm' note pinned to corkboard
November 19, 2015

With less panic than it showed prior to 2010’s flat-cash result, science hopes for another round of it-could-have-been-worse

Redbrick university archways
November 12, 2015

Arguably the natural end to a long process, this sector shake-up could end up implementing the aims of a five-year-old review

Outstretched hands
November 5, 2015

With a minister intent on ‘revolution’, there is a tactical, as well as a moral, case for universities to focus on improving ethnic minority representation

British pound coin on gold leaf
October 29, 2015

In accepting industry funding, universities must be transparent if they are to sustain public faith in the independence of research

University of the Witwatersrand students protesting
October 22, 2015

For-profit operators are needed to help feed the continent’s hunger for degrees but regulation is key

Turkish soldiers stand guard, Suruc, Sanliurfa province
October 15, 2015

‘Something must be done’: deep dismay at the human toll of the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis is spurring the academy to act

Bob Dylan singing live on stage
October 8, 2015

The definition of teaching quality may be tangled up, but it’s in everyone’s interest to find a satisfactory measure

First, second and third place winners' podium
October 1, 2015

The UK has performed well in our expanded World University Rankings, but intangible assets are a vital source of strength

Hand cutting red cloth with scissors
September 24, 2015

In an age of extroverts, a scholar’s paean to shyness and Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘radio phone-in’ PMQs tack against the prevailing winds

Jo Johnson, Minister for Universities and Science
September 17, 2015

Jo Johnson’s debut UUK speech offered variations on a Willettsian theme, but with a few chords to make his audience shift uneasily

Protestor holding banner, Admiralty District, Hong Kong
September 10, 2015

China’s sheer size means that its present economic woes will be felt worldwide, not least across the higher education sector

Handheld mirror laid on fabric
September 3, 2015

A bid to reproduce key studies is less a tale of failure than of researchers’ willingness to put their own practices to the test

Huge crowd of academics (illustration)
August 27, 2015

As the trend for mass-authored papers in science spreads to other fields, PhD students’ work is still going unacknowledged

August 20, 2015

With individuals and institutions alike calculating potential costs of Brexit, recouping loans from EU students can’t be ignored

Pound symbol balloons (fee rise) illustration
August 13, 2015

Loans could push up the price of master’s courses, but with such degrees becoming sine qua nons, should fees be restrained?

Suited businessman examining paperwork with magnifying glass
August 6, 2015

Peer review may not spot fraud – so universities need to be vigilant in tackling any wrongdoing among their staff

Interconnected world/global roaming
July 30, 2015

From Africa to the UK, countries must find ways to capitalise on the global ebb and flow of today’s mobile scholars

John Gill, editor, Times Higher Education
July 23, 2015

As the sector debates the design of a teaching-ometer, campuses wait to discover the strength of the TEF’s power over fee levels

John Gill, editor, Times Higher Education
July 16, 2015

Leaving the EU would be a disaster for UK universities, but pro-Europe campaigners have to choose their message carefully