The past 12 months have seen a higher education Green Paper, the proposal of a teaching excellence framework, and – of course – the publication of more than 50 editions of Times Higher Education.
In addition to the magazine, we launched a blog platform, a student section and brought you the very latest breaking higher education news as it happened.
But which stories had you clicking the most? Here are the top 25 most-read articles of 2015 (not including our World University Rankings, which have their own section).
25. Postdoc blues: how do you know when it is time to give up?
They think I’m a rising star, but my hopes of a real career in science are sinking. A melancholy start to our countdown.
24. World’s top 10 universities led by women
World University Rankings analysis reveals the best female-led institutions.
23. Higher education Green Paper at a glance
Some of the key points to take away from the UK government’s consultation document.
22. Why I had to quit the research excellence framework panel
No time for proper peer review and inevitable grade inflation pushed one academic to resignation.
21. The weird and wonderful world of academic Twitter
A peek inside a Pandora’s box of scholarly microblogging.
20. National Student Survey 2015: £9K fees fail to dent satisfaction
Students continue to give positive reviews to UK higher education.
19. ‘Are you a construction worker?’ Life as a black Rhodes scholar
Donald Brown shares the experiences that prompted him to talk about ‘institutional racism’ at Oxford.
18. Zygmunt Bauman accused of serial ‘self-plagiarism’
Sociologist recycled 90,000 words of material, claims paper
17. The story of a shy academic
The unknown advantages of being a shrinking violet in a boisterous academy.
16. The postdoc experience: hopes and fears
Six early career researchers reflect on their experiences.
15. Employability: which university is doing the best by its students?
Want to get a job? The Global Employability University Survey tells you which universities to consider.
14. Top 10 universities for producing Nobel prizewinners
Which institutions have clocked up the most laureates this century?
13. National Student Survey 2015: the overall satisfaction results in full
Does what it says in the headline. UK universities ranked by overall student satisfaction.
12. Journal impact factors ‘no longer credible’
Editorial claims that manipulation means that the measure has ceased to be meaningful.
10. Today’s students are anything but coddled
All the trigger warnings and no-platform campaigns reveal not a timid generation but one unafraid to tackle reality.
9. The best UK universities chosen by major employers
The universities of Oxford and Cambridge have taken the top spots, but who else makes the list?
8. Which universities are the most innovative?
Our four ‘innovation indicators’ reveal the world’s strongest performers when it comes to innovation.
7. Top 20 UK universities: National Student Survey and World University Rankings
The best UK universities based on undergraduate satisfaction and THE World Univeristy Rankings performance.
6. Ernst and Young drops degree classification threshold for graduate recruitment
Accountancy giant questions whether having a degree is linked to achievement at work.
5. Global Employability University Ranking 2015 results
The top 150 universities for graduate employability ranked one to 100. Simple.
4. The 100 most international universities in the world 2015
The top performers in the International Outlook category of the 2014-2015 World University Rankings. The 2016 table will be out soon.
3. Top 30 African universities: snapshot
Institutions from 10 countries feature in this top 30, which takes a snapshot of the continent’s research performance.
2. The worst piece of peer review I’ve ever received
Six academics share their worst experiences of peer review before delivering their verdict on the system.
1. 10 steps to PhD failure
It caused a stir online (and will now do so again, no doubt)! Kevin Haggerty and Aaron Doyle offer advice on making your postgraduate study as tough as possible (although you could also use these tips to avoid some pitfalls if you prefer).