Indian flag at protest

Attacks inspired by Hindu nationalism are now ‘transnational dynamics’, argues Cambridge scholar

Clive Oppenheimer and Wwerner Herzog standing beside volcano

Clive Oppenheimer recounts dodging lava bombs and gunmen as he guided the director to global hot spots for his film about volcanoes

Map of Pakistan

Co-author of a major UK study of female advancement at Pakistan’s universities recounts positive experience of such institutions

The pursuit of high-ranking universities should not be at the expense of education itself, writes Ka Ho Mok

Man leaps from boat, China

Those who leave China to study are more likely to win jobs and promotion when they return, but local academics tend to take top administrative roles, analysis suggests

Silk Road

Chinese and EU ministers strike agreement on mutual recognition of degrees

Bungee jumper yelling while leaping

Vice-rector says government initiative has enhanced collaboration between country’s universities

Aula Medica, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

New Hong Kong centre for leading Swedish university will aim to build medical research links across continents

Baseball player running into wall trying to catch ball

New figures show nearly two-thirds of European business schools reported increases in applications

An employee works on a mannequin at the 'A Top Mannequin' factory

But academics argue against narrow teaching focus and warn that technical skills have a ‘half-life’

Activists hold yellow umbrellas outside Hong Kong Central Government Complex

Hong Kong’s position at the intersection of the Western world with China makes it a test bed for China’s “opening up”, with the University of Hong Kong at its centre, says the institution's president, Peter Mathieson

Businessman being transported on rickshaw

Recent graduates teach at three to four universities a day to make ends meet, researcher finds during stint observing country’s private HE system

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, delivers her first speech as Home Secretary on the third day of the Conservative Party Conference 2016 at the International Conference Centre on October 4, 2016 in Birmingham, England.

Home secretary’s plan to restrict visas on ‘lower quality’ courses criticised in India

Johannesburg skyline

The event will include the official launch of the 2017 THE BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings

The week in higher education cartoon (6 October 2016)

The good, the bad and the offbeat: the academy through the lens of the world’s media

Jenny Higham, St George’s, University of London

We talk doctor supply, the importance of medical research and impostor syndrome with the new Medical Schools Council chair

Heads with lightbulb brains (illustration)

Universities in Pakistan and across the developing world should help spread the light of learning, say Abdur Rehman Cheema and Mehvish Riaz

Coins growing in soil (economic growth)

Victoria Bateman on why the Enlightenment took root in Europe and how it helped to spur economic expansion

Peter Mathieson vice-chancellor of the University of Hong Kong

Institution under pressure as tensions mount over Beijing's influence over city 

Afghanistan map

Former US deputy assistant secretary of defence now to lead American University of Afghanistan