South America

Book covered with Brazilian flag

The South American country is failing to retain enough of its students, a government survey has found

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Revamped scheme should not drain more funding from areas such as research, says São Paulo provost

A colombian youngster places the national flag and a bunch of white flowers at the bottom of Simon Bolivar's monument in Bogota.

Academy has a key role to play despite voters narrowly rejecting deal between Farc and the government, says university president

Johannesburg skyline

The event will include the official launch of the 2017 THE BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings

Sunset on the harbor of Mancora, Peru

Ministers from Asia, Australasia and the Americas explore common challenges

World University Rankings 2016-2017

The latest reaction to the World University Rankings as it comes in

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Tales of marooned mariners helped Britain to see itself as a global power, A. W. Purdue hears

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Times Higher Education’s biggest analysis ever sees 980 institutions jostling for position in the most competitive world ranking to date. Ellie Bothwell reports

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To remain relevant in a rapidly changing world, the global university sector must work harder to convey its value to policymakers and the wider public, says Hamish Coates, professor of higher education, University of Melbourne

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An increasing drive to compare university offerings worldwide is hampered by the particular nature of teaching and learning, writes Paul Ashwin, professor of higher education, Lancaster University

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Peter Mathieson says being part of UN HeForShe initiative will allow the university to improve female representation

Brazil education and school system

José Celso Freire Junior makes the case for international student exchange programmes

Sophie Carrigill, ParalympicsGB Wheelchair Basketball team

Sophie Carrigill starts Rio campaign just weeks after finishing sports psychology course at University of Worcester

New for 2016-2017

THE’s director of data and analytics Duncan Ross reflects on the work underpinning the 2016-2017 World University Rankings

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


China dominates the Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars list

Indigenous people of the Kalahari Desert, South Africa

The D-PLACE tool means anthropologists and historians can finally statistically test theories about what shapes human culture and society

Man playing bingo, Camden Town Bingo Hall, London

Academics explore how the seemingly sedate game of housey-housey has attracted many different kinds of government intervention

Rio de Janeiro viewed from Vila Pereira da Silva favela, Brazil

Latin America needs a HE system that promotes equality across the region, says Carolina Guzmán-Valenzuela

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As different regions have different approaches to higher education, it makes sense to allow flexibility in the rankings analysis, writes Duncan Ross