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James Andrew Smith looks at the likely administrative costs of the teaching excellence framework in the light of the costs of the REF
Dominic Glynn urges academics who are just starting out to shout their research from the rooftops
The UK’s leading role in shaping the future of science would be lost if voters choose to leave research ‘superpower’, pro-Remain voices warn
Only a tiny fraction of the group enter university in the UK and across Europe, but attempts are being made to change the situation
Sally Tomlinson has seen much during her many doctoral examinations, from supervisors left literally holding the baby to the first Bedouin woman in Jordan to gain a PhD
A guide to ‘happy ever after’ assumes an affluence enjoyed by the girl in Pulp’s hit, says Danny Dorling
We talk to the US banking mogul about entrepreneurialism, carving a niche in British banking and contrarianism
Canadian academic argues people should get access to free higher education in return for their contribution to society
The good, the bad and the offbeat: the academy through the lens of the world’s media
Nick Hillman offers academics advice on managing expectations and ensuring that their research has a big impact
David Matthews considers a flurry of ‘threats’ to the conveyor belt of arrivals and what Western campuses can do to shockproof their systems
Leeds and OU programmes signal significant change in online platform’s pricing structure
Allegations of ‘inappropriate influence’ emerge on survey that will be key TEF metric
Book of the week: Academics need to hit the brakes and work to change the system they’re in, says Emma Rees
After failing to be shortlisted for several jobs, a black British lecturer decided to apply to universities using a ‘whitened name’
Justification for the teaching excellence framework in the 2016 HE White Paper is flawed, says Dorothy Bishop
Does flexible working benefit universities as well as individuals? Jack Grove reports
Data show deep dependence on EU funds by some institutions and subjects
Two-day walkout follows offer branded an 'insult' by the UCU, but employers claim strike will have 'no to low impact'
Governments overall are spending more of GDP on tertiary education but less on research