Making the most of your Institutional Subscription

Enjoy unlimited access to THE content

About Times Higher Education (THE)

Times Higher Education (THE) is the leading voice of global higher education, and your source of the latest news and analysis from across academia. Our team of journalists provide essential sector intelligence for academics and leaders around the world, while commentary from leading researchers and vice-chancellors put us at the heart of the global education conversation. We are home to the World University Rankings, providing trusted performance data on universities for academics and sector leaders, students, governments and industry. 

Our content sits behind a paywall, but if your institution has a subscription with us, you will be able to enjoy full, unlimited access to articles. Simply create an account using your university email address and your subscription status should automatically show up. 

How to register for an account

Creating an account is easy to do - simply click "Register" under the person icon in the top right hand side of the website. The icon will show as red when you are not logged in, and green when you are.

To ensure you are granted immediate access as part of your institutional subscription, you must register using your university email address.

Completing the registration process

As you progress through the registration process, we will ask you to fill out some basic information, including your name, higher education status (student/professional/other) and newsletter preferences. This is so that we can ensure we're sending you the most relevant information.

You can change this information at any time within your account section, including which newsletters you subscribe to.

Signing up for our newsletters is a great way to keep up to date with all the latest news and research across higher education. You can unsubscribe at any time. 

Navigating the site

Once you've registered an account, you will be able to enjoy unrestricted access to articles across the site. You can use the navigation bar at the top of the website to explore the different content we have available. Below is a summary of some of the most popular areas: 

  • News - stay up to date on all the latest news in higher education. We also have news sections focused on certain areas of the world: Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Europe, and North America
  • Research - bespoke commentary and analysis from leading global academics
  • Rankings - our trusted performance data on universities for students, university academics and leaders, governments and industry
  • Digital editions - read the digital edition of the Times Higher Education magazine online
  • Opinion - THE is home to the most insightful and provocative comment and opinion in higher education
  • Features - essential reading, including essays and provocations on all aspects of academia, and extended interviews 
  • THE Campus - this online community space showcases the very best online teaching and learning expertise in global higher education

Institutional Subscription FAQs

How do I know whether my university/company has an institutional subscription? 
We would advise checking with your library as the first point of contact. This is often promoted on internal channels within a university, or on a library website. 

I think my university has an institutional subscription, but I can't seem to access the content? 
If your account is not showing as having institutional access, please contact our Customer Service team ( We will be happy to help with your query. 

My university doesn't have an institutional subscription but would be interested in getting one. How do we do this?
To find out more about getting multi-user access for your university, visit this page and request a quote from one of our sales directors.