Professor Gene Grossman of Princeton University receiving Onassis Prize for International Trade

Gene Grossman says restrictions on globalising the academy are ‘hugely damaging’

Man being questioned by detectives

Department’s 250,000 ‘credibility interviews’ in two years questioned after ‘unjustified’ refusals to students

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From accent intolerance to ‘bamboo ceilings’, Jack Grove examines the challenges of working in a university overseas

Janet Beer University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool vice-chancellor says remarks harm UK’s global reputation

Deeper academic collaboration between Cuba and the United States has now been put on the agenda

Home secretary takes swipe at university ‘lobbyists’ but no mention about speculation that she has lost support of Cameron on students being included in net migration count

Mao Zedong statue

China’s long wait for a home-grown Nobel prize in science is now over, but concerns over its university culture remain, says David Matthews

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Institutions signed up to IIE’s Generation Study Abroad initiative have pledged to create scholarships for under-represented students, says report

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Academic ‘scallywags’ are gaining doctorates thanks to the circulation of dodgy theses within some universities, says the founder of plagiarism pressure group

Winnipeg Blue Bomber fan hides head in paper bag

Super-selective institutions do not always offer value in teaching and learning, THE World Academic Summit hears 

University of Bath

Two cohorts of managers, drawn from universities across the country, will study for doctorates in higher education management

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UK institutions have triumphed in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016, but immigration policies and fees may threaten their status, says leading academic

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Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2016 will include 200 universities for the first time

Week of university visits may lead to a broader framework agreement

Stock price monitor, stock exchange, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China

European Association for International Education conference hears crisis, coupled with domestic problems, threatens ‘jewel in the crown’ of US sector

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Jack Grove surveys the exhibition hall in Glasgow, and finds institutions keen to impress

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International students accounted for over two-thirds of the growth in enrolments in past decade, says study

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Anxieties over overseas posts largely overlooked as academy highlights benefits of global mobility, researchers claim

World University Rankings 2015-2016 results coming 30 September

Times Higher Education rankings almost the most used league table in India

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Overseas applicants also cited the UK’s attitude to international students as a factor dissuading them from choosing a university in the country