Which Times Higher Education stories got tongues wagging and fingers clicking in January?
Our countdown of the most-read THE articles of the last month includes further fallout from the 2014 research excellence framework; a critical analysis of the vogue for multi-disciplinary departments; and a must-read list of the most international universities in the world. Does your institution make the top-100?
Submission patterns reveal how institutions responded to research excellence framework rules.
Staff and student experiences of interdisciplinary mergers, including an awkward departmental “speed date”.
We examine European efforts to make academic career paths less challenging to navigate for early career researchers.
A wide range of essential under-the-radar tasks sustain academic culture, but who will perform them in an increasingly careerist academy?
The University of Oxford’s Belinda Jack examines the growing field and considers the therapeutic effects of poetry.
Did Anglo-Saxons really use the four-letter profanities we credit them with?
The literary theorist talks about his 50-year career, the importance of low-minded virtues and the double act of Christianity and communism.
Is a perverse focus on research cash and high-impact publications threatening academics’ careers and the aims of science itself?
How do the research excellence framework rankings shift when institutions are compared on research intensity, which takes into account percentage of staff submitted, rather than on standard grade point average?
Our ranking of the most international higher education institution was the most-read Times Higher Education article of January 2015.