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In the last two decades the number of mainland students going abroad to study has increased more than twentyfold, but what does this mean for employment, asks Ka Ho Mok

Mick Marston illustration (17 August 2017)

Spreading the word on social media about research can help academics get ahead, but is it too much of a distraction, asks Brooke Erin Duffy

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'Saudisation' drive sees public institutions urged to hire local staff

Week in HE cartoon 10 August

The good, the bad and the offbeat: the academy through the lens of the world’s media

Universities are at least aware of the gender pay problem, says Alex Holmes, but there is still work to be done

Technology in higher education

How can higher education prepare students for jobs that do not even exist yet? asks Christina Slade

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‘Drastic action’ required to fix multibillion-pound shortfall in Universities Superannuation Scheme, expert warns

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New report calls for Athena SWAN awards to be rolled out in India

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Scholar claims she was pressured to sign up to Higher Education Academy and did so without correct documents

Senior academics at Teesside University put at risk of redundancy as summer break gets under way

Arizona State University

Arizona State University’s Michael Crow was the highest-earning leader in 2015-16

University of Oxford

Reinstatement of professor over age discrimination must force rethink over ‘unfair’ retirement rules, say campaigners

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Sector figures say government proposals fail to guarantee future for academics based in the UK

Prize vegetables

Hefce tells English universities that confidentiality agreements should be ‘the exception rather than the norm’

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Peter Cherry knew something was wrong when other applicants arrived in Madrid with several suitcases of documents

Dying lion

Publication of data showing long-term graduate earnings by discipline has huge potential to improve higher education, says Jack Britton

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Alex Holmes was surprised by the reaction of some of his colleagues when he took shared parental leave

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Sector-wide initiative led by Science Council seeks to address ‘overlooked’ part of academic workforce

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Researchers have triggered another vote over rules they believe to be ‘unlawful’ and ‘unfair’

Vice-chancellor believes international scholars can be tempted away from the golden triangle and to the North of England