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Charles Bailyn's time in Asia has opened his eyes to the high regard in which a liberal arts education is still held internationally
We talk to the US banking mogul about entrepreneurialism, carving a niche in British banking and contrarianism
David Matthews reports from Canada on a model that gives students up to two years in work placements
Canadian academic argues people should get access to free higher education in return for their contribution to society
David Matthews considers a flurry of ‘threats’ to the conveyor belt of arrivals and what Western campuses can do to shockproof their systems
Book of the week: Academics need to hit the brakes and work to change the system they’re in, says Emma Rees
Governments overall are spending more of GDP on tertiary education but less on research
Experts mull over Jo Johnson’s aim to open sector to foreign companies and universities
Purchase of research repository has horrified open access advocates who fear acquisition marks attempt to maintain control over publishing
Angelia Wilson on a time in gay culture that no one forgot
We are spellbound by an opus whose copies once gathered crumbs and scribbles, says Lisa Hopkins
Lisa Mckenzie on a study of the personal stories of female workers in different industries and the challenges they faced
Book of the week: Blacks were key agents in the international battle against slavery, Olivette Otele writes
Vice-chancellors have again come in for flak over what they are paid. We look at how their compensation packages compare with those of their international peers. Jack Grove runs the numbers
The founder of The Huffington Post tells us how much sleep deprivation impacts on students’ well-being and how it could account for Donald Trump’s idiosyncratic election campaign
Can intersectionality help transform policymaking or does it offer only an alienating new jargon?
Being open about failure is one thing, but we must also look at how we define success, says Shahidha Bari
Alarm over Trump, coupled with excitement over Sanders, prompts students to try to boost turnout. Jon Marcus reports
Jörg Michael Dostal on whether one German thinker directly influenced Hitler’s geopolitics
Universities should take responsibility for the betterment of society, says Michael Crow