A series of youthful appointments to head some of the world's leading business schools marks the retirement of the old guard and points to an increased emphasis on the latest forms of technology-delivered learning.
The Iese-Arthur D. Little MBA case competition has been won for the first time by the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, New Hampshire.
The pyramids of Egypt could be explained as symbolic stairways to the stars, according to Roby Wilkinson, a Cambridge University egyptologist.
The British inventor of the worldwide web, Timothy Berners-Lee, has been awarded a fellowship of the Royal Society, the country's highest scientific honour.
Mirjam Foot, professor of library and archive studies at University College London, argues that librarians should be trained to value books and manuscripts as physical objects.
Plans for half of all young people to go on to higher education will not be realised until after the next parliament because the demand for places has stalled, politicians and officials have said.
Universities should have financial autonomy and the right to charge top-up fees, The Times says in a leading article.
First instalment of The Times Good University Guide .