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A former colleague pays tribute to Nobel prizewinner Sir Harold Kroto, who has died aged 76

The week in higher education cartoon (5 May 2016)

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

 World Reputation Rankings 2016 methodology

How the reputation analysis is done

Harvard Crimson cheerleader (Harvard University) being held aloft

More than 10,000 academics' views give unique insight into universities' global reputations

Students using social media on smartphones

Outside the Anglo-American 'superbrands', new names are establishing a presence

Businessperson changing direction (concept illustration)

This chart tracks the movement of the world’s top 30 most prestigious universities since the Academic Reputation Survey began in 2011

Schwarzman College building, Tsinghua University

The Schwarzman Scholars programme is just one way the university aims to create future world leaders

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students playing drums

A focus on international students has always been one of the university's strengths

Canadian dollar

Province will submit proposals in ‘coming weeks’ in a bid to avoid sudden wage increases

Lord William Waldegrave, University of Reading

The former Cabinet minister on listening to jazz pianist Art Tatum, ambitions to be Stirling Moss, and how we shouldn’t view all politicians as crooks

David Humphries illustration (28 April 2016)

To aid non-traditional students, David Burns built a ‘Spoc’, a digital course where an academic is always on call

Car covered in heavy baggage

Sutton Trust report warns that finding is ‘cause for concern’

Man dressed as bird jumping into sea, Bognor Regis, England

‘Character education’, a concept that has taken off among schoolteachers, could be coming to higher education

South Africa v New Zealand, Rugby World Cup, Twickenham Stadium, London

Director of education and society at the British Council says Western universities must prove they do not have ‘imperialist’ designs on the continent

President Barack Obama taking questions from audience

‘America’s Promise Grants’ find way around Republican block in Congress

Cash transaction

Weiming Education Group, the largest provider of private schools in China, is branching out into the US

Obituary: Howard Shugart, 1931-2016

A leading physics educator has died

Image of African continent

China’s motives, like the West’s, are mixed, but it clearly has a role to play in building capacity in African higher education

Sana Mustafa, Syrian student

A recipient of the Institute of International Education’s Syrian scholarship fund describes her experience at a US university

Scientific equipment in a laboratory

Money is designed to help institutions ‘attract and retain the best and brightest researchers from around the world’