Academic freedom

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Sole remaining pro-Israel speaker claims ‘semi-hysterical’ reaction has harmed academic debate

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Texas hostelries are one of the few places where students cannot bring guns

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Call to consider faith diversity alongside issues of gender and ethnicity

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Alternative for Germany also wants to end funding for gender studies, saying discipline is not a serious subject

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Canadian scholar urges universities to back off from policing what people do in private

Ahmadreza Djalali

Brussels-based scholar Ahmadreza Djalali has lost 27kg while in detention in Iran

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Some scholars at Canadian university say comments ‘infringe on academic freedom’

A child react (R) as Caravinagre 'Vinegar face' kiliki (C) approaches during the Comparsa de Gigantes y Cabezudos, or Giants and Big Heads parade on the third day of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls festival on July 8, 2016 in Pamplona, Spain.

Poll finds staff believe reforms have undermined academic freedom and created more bureaucracy

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Car carrying Charles Murray attacked at Middlebury College, reports say

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Discriminating in hiring practice against particular intellectual perspectives is no less sinister than discriminating against particular political persuasions, says Glenn Geher

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Liz Morrish reflects on why she chose to tackle the failings of the neoliberal academy from the outside
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Universities cannot wash their hands of responsibility for who is booked to speak on their premises, says Michael Marshall

Interviewing a Mafia researcher made John Elmes consider how scholars should study volatile groups

Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford will host a homeopathy conference next month

Charity says Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford is ‘naive’ to hire out its premises for event

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Scores of academics pull out of annual convention, blaming president

Ignoring concerns about the lack of post-study work opportunities for Indian students overlooks the huge contribution of Indian-born Britons to UK society, Jack Grove hears

Some object to their university's choice of commencement speaker

Campaigners who want to erase the controversial figures from universities’ pasts are wrong, say Niall McCrae and Roger Watson

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University of Hong Kong v-c denies he is ‘heading for a simple life’ as the next head of the University of Edinburgh

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The targeting of Turkey’s top academics, in the country’s most established institutions, has caused outrage, writes Gulcin Ozkan