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Main building of the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
November 24, 2015

Stanford University to assist in development of programmes to be introduced in January

November 24, 2015

Institution’s student federation concerned about the ‘cultural issues of implication involved in the practice’

Miguel Ángel Beltrán, National University of Colombia
November 20, 2015

The latest detention of Miguel Ángel Beltrán is viewed by many scholars as an attack on academic freedom

TCD trinity college dublin dementia research atlantic
November 20, 2015

Landmark gift from foundation started by Irish-American billionaire will fund work in US and Ireland

MCity, University of Michigan connected and driverless vehicle test
November 19, 2015

President of US campus also seeks to aid the local economy and forge global partnerships

Flags of United Kingdom and Brazil
November 19, 2015

Universities UK meeting hopes to build further on existing initiatives

A group of students shout slogans and hold banners at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa
November 17, 2015

Rector Wim de Villiers faces potential opposition from South African university’s council, despite student campaign

Mark Scott and Paul Lipson in Fiddler on the Roof
November 17, 2015

US economists talk about attempts to liven up teaching of their subject with lyrics from popular music

Montage of pictures from student protests in the US over racism on campuss
November 16, 2015

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed looks at why race protests that started at the University of Missouri are moving to other campuses

Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe
November 3, 2015

Assistant registrar of the University of Zimbabwe claims that president’s mortarboard ‘fitted perfectly well’

BTech students of IIT Patna graduate 2015
November 3, 2015

BJP's Ram Naik calls on institutions to 'inculcate folk culture' in ceremonies amid concerns over rising Hindu nationalism

Female Japanese students reading textbooks
October 28, 2015

Efforts to reform universities in the face of shrinking student numbers may jeopardise departments with the best overseas links, says Japan-based UK professor

Isolated teenager sitting on street
October 26, 2015

Robert Putnam says bursaries are only part of the solution to widening participation in the US

October 7, 2015

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

October 5, 2015

Scientists from Japan, China and Ireland awarded for their work tackling parasitic diseases

Conveyor belt of books
October 3, 2015

Fears that 40 per cent levy could leave academics and students unable to access new research

October 3, 2015

Habesha Project aims to ‘send a message of solidarity to the Syrian nation’

University of Melbourne
October 1, 2015

New education minister Simon Birmingham announces at THE summit in Melbourne that controversial policy will not come in next year

University of Bath
October 1, 2015

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

Germany, Government, Federal Building, Berlin, The Reichstag
September 30, 2015

Potential leader-in-waiting is fighting for her career after becoming latest German politician to face academic fraud claims