The 10 most popular Times Higher Education stories of March 2015

April 10, 2015

Which of Times Higher Education’s raft of university news, reviews, comment and features had you clicking through to our website in March?

Well, as ever, a whole range of topics make our monthly top 10, including: analyses of our World University Rankings; a controversial Home Office ruling; tips on how to become a university leader; and academics’ pensions.

Scroll through to read our most popular articles from the past calendar month.

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10. World University Rankings by subject 2015

Our World University Rankings subjects data reveal the top university performers across six areas.

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9. Visa refusal for China expert Miwa Hirono is ‘pure madness’

Home Office under fire over ‘indefensible’ appeal forcing international relations expert to quit UK.

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8. Miwa Hirono: my Home Office hell

Will top academics be reluctant to come to the UK after top academic is forced to quit Britain despite her permanent post?

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7. What will the end of final-salary pensions mean for academics?

Employees consider the impact of the Universities Superannuation Scheme reforms.

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6. Anger as Surrey plans to slash jobs in politics department

Academics left fearing for their jobs as management announce a restructure.

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5. How to lead a university: a beginner’s guide

Vice-chancellors discuss their role and offer advice to aspiring university leaders (so you can be just like them).

How to Write a Thesis, by Umberto Eco

4. How to Write a Thesis, by Umberto Eco

Robert Eaglestone on a guide that gets right to the heart of the virtues that make a scholar.

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3. Winners and losers in Hefce funding allocations

The first set of English funding allocations to be based on the results of the 2014 research excellence framework.

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2. The 7 fastest-rising young universities in the world

An analysis of our World University Rankings reveals the biggest climbers under 50 years of age.

World Reputation Rankings 2015 results announced

1. World Reputation Rankings 2015 results announced

The THE World Reputation Rankings identify the most prestigious higher education institutions in the world, as rated by thousands of top academics. But who came out on top this year?

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