Funding pots growing money

Early career researchers could benefit most from changes to funding structures, says Sven Sewitz, but he is concerned that there simply isn’t the will to make it happen

UK and EU flags on pavement

Former universities minister says researchers deserve same guarantee as bankers

Runner's hands placed in race starting position

Only one in 10 PhD graduates will work in academia. Institutions have to do more to ready the other nine for their careers, says a postdoctoral research fellow

Young cleaning lady unhappy with work

Book of the week: Working through university crushes US students. Laurie Taylor fears the UK will share their pain

The Magic of Coal, by Peggy M. Hart, Puffin

Once upon a time, authors pushed young readers to see the world very differently, says Shelley King

Map of Pakistan

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

Scientists using centrifuge in laboratory

Experts question whether funders are doing enough to tackle discrimination in grant applications

Many graduates would also have chosen a different subject or institution in hindsight, study reveals

Female students chatting in empty lecture hall

As universities tighten attendance policies, an education professor has argued that scholars should be more prepared to accept absence

Chris Day, Newcastle University

We talk about growing up in the North East of England, alcohol consumption advice and international cricket aspirations with Newcastle University's new head

Female model wearing elaborate headdress

Australian university seeks to improve researchers’ digital identities. But does this risk excessive uniformity?

The week in higher education cartoon (20 October 2016)

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

Man knocking on Britain’s door

The government is a broken record on overseas student numbers when all the evidence suggests that academic mobility is a win-win situation

Woman drinking tea from saucer

Plugging a multibillion-pound deficit exacerbated by June’s poll result may require ‘drastic measures’, analysts have warned

Maria Hergueta illustration (20 October 2016)

UUK must help advance equality at the front of the lecture hall through loan write-offs and conferences, says Geraldine Van Bueren

Jukka Kola, University of Helsinki

In this Q&A, Jukka Kola, rector of the University of Helsinki, gives his take on the changing face of university leadership 

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

University of Tromsø campus buildings, Tromsø, Norway

Director discusses life at the world’s northernmost university, and how it leads collaborative research on Arctic issues

Congolese women walk past a sign opposing sexual violence

Institution to work with UN special rapporteur and provide a ‘space’ to further the struggle against gender-related violence

Female rugby player in scrum

Universities need to be far more open about addressing the issue of racism