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John Gill has been editor of Times Higher Education since March, 2012. He has previously held roles as news editor, deputy news editor and reporter with the magazine. John can be found on Twitter at @JG_THE"
Higher education might not be a central issue in the UK’s general election campaign, but it certainly has much riding on the outcome
As universities rely on multiple income streams to stay afloat, private money comes with caveats and portfolios must balance profit and principle
Women’s pay still lags behind men’s, and a lack of transparency around salaries makes it all the harder to address
In an age of political civil war, the question of why the Right is so under-represented in academia is important
A right-wing philosopher in Texas tells John Gill how a minority of students can shut down debates and intimidate lecturers – and why he backs Trump
Former chancellor claims ‘politically correct’ students hold sway over ‘totally supine university authorities’
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
In a unique but under-pressure university system, there is still cause for optimism, as the new Times Higher Education Japan University Rankings show