Asia

Young couple kissing, 1960s

Lincoln Allison takes a fond look back at the permissiveness prevalent at universities in the 1960s and 1970s, while a more ambivalent Susan Bassnett recalls a reality that didn’t quite live up to the nostalgic hype

Chinese English dictionary

New English journals are ‘springing up like mushrooms’ so research can be read internationally, says report

People's shadows cast on road crossing

Higher proportion of Chinese scholars and students returning home, new book shows

Macau

Ultra-modern university in gambling hotspot looks to ancient college system for inspiration

Rowing team

International group plans new institution run by staff and students

Residential apartments in Hong Kong

Compared with 20 years ago, young graduates face a much greater struggle buying flats, which some fear could stall social mobility

Detective inspects floor

UK should introduce ‘much tighter regulations’ on private colleges, say CGHE researchers

Participants fight during Fischerstechen fishermen joust competition

Study identifies institutions that have an opportunity to become globally renowned within the next decade

Kabul

American University of Afghanistan ‘devastated’ by abductions

Laser cutting metal

Government plans rise in research spending to 2.5 per cent of GDP, far above UK

Houses and hills of Berkeley, California

LinkedIn co-founder, a Nobel laureate and more than 10 university presidents among high-profile speakers at Times Higher Education’s flagship event 

Publications

China dominates the Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars list

Oarai Isosaki-jinja Shrine at sunrise, Japan

Jonathan Mirsky considers an exploration of the dynamics between two ancient rival nations

Stop sign rested against street sign pole

Asking applicants for academic posts to submit references from supervisors can lead to exploitation; the practice needs to end, says Sanjay Pulipaka

Rosie Bateson, Asian University for Women (AUW)

However, dean at Asian University for Women in Bangladesh says the number of female leaders on the continent is rising

Man working at Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME)

Sophie Cohen reports on a groundbreaking cross-border science project that aims to emulate Cern in bringing nations together despite their history 

Chinese student and parent

New report indicates that more doesn’t always mean more equal

Small children looking at 'Carrots instead of ice lollies' sign

Scholar says overseas outposts cannot compete with universities abroad without delivering a ‘superior’ service

Man walking across congested street, Yangon, Myanmar

New government is opening up to the wider world, but much remains to be done, says British Council country director

Two male art students sketching back-to-back, Hongcun village, Anhui, China

To effectively embed experiential learning, the whole university needs to buy into the idea, says Trisha Craig