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Vijaya Nath on what might be preventing women from climbing the HE career ladder

Even top teachers ‘not recognised or compensated’, warns research

Research-intensive universities may not be matching rhetoric with actions on teaching support

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The most popular Times Higher Education stories of the last year revealed

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Our panel of leading university administrators explain how applicants should approach a meeting of this kind at their institution


Off to an academic conference? Helena Ledmyr offers some tricks to getting the most out of attending a scholarly gathering

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Provost says institution 'must do better' as independent researchers find focus on excellence has had 'negative impact' alongside top results

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Latest EUA doctoral council chair says open science very much on his agenda for the role

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University staff may often write letters of recommendation in a very gendered way, warns Dame Athene Donald

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UK universities can now ‘feel confident’ in recruiting postgraduate students for 2017-18, says RCUK chair

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Five top European academics offer advice on how to mentor, manage and expand a research team

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Minority groups still not represented at professorial level by 2080, study suggests

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Male scholars turn to alcohol to stave off impostor feelings

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Our experts reveal how they seek to choose the right person for the job when faced with a pile of flawless CVs and glowing references

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Students and lecturers join forces for a national demonstration over cuts, fee rises and the plight of EU staff and students post-Brexit

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It’s not just EU nationals that universities should worry about losing, says Timothy Devinney, and a shrinking pound won’t help

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What links the anxious, fearful undergraduate and the anxious, fearful academic? Pervasive precarity, argues Matthew Vernon

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Scholars share what the title means to them and offer the newly promoted advice on handling the status update

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In the first of a new series of articles, leading academics and university administrators will share tips on how to get ahead in higher education. Here, those involved in hiring explain how to handle a Skype interview

Starting a PhD might feel like beginning a journey into uncharted territory, so having a clear sense of direction in the first 100 days is vital, explain Kevin O’Gorman and Robert MacIntosh

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As meritocratic approach to education finds favour in UK, academic argues its dystopian original meaning has come to pass in China