African drumming

Global higher education programmes should respond to our unstable world, says Martin Hall

Thai students play soccer with elephants, 2014

Thailand’s institutions want to develop joint degrees with the UK, but hurdles remain in visa red tape and political instability

UAE fort

Higher education is booming in parts of the world without a long history of university research and teaching – but development must be sustainable

Cairo, Egypt

Egyptian official says Giulio Regeni’s body bore signs of torture

Lisa Anderson, former president of the American University in Cairo

Recently founded institutions can ‘leapfrog’ the educational approaches of the past, says former AUC president

Middle Eastern science students

Broader-based education addresses concerns over graduate skills, conference hears

Daniel Mitchell illustration (4 February 2016)

More can be done in the UK to encourage study abroad, but the anglophone world may continue to attract the lion’s share, says David Willetts

Dutch flag Netherlands Holland

Martin Paul believes that the advantages of teaching some courses in English far outweigh the disadvantages for students in the Netherlands

David Willetts, THE MENA Universities Summit 2016

Lord Willetts tells event it is hard to see how governments can fund expansion on necessary scale

Coins collected in glass jar

Disadvantaged are under-represented in degree study because they are ‘simply not smart enough’, says researcher

Chinese graduates

Hong Kong scholar says students are embarking on postgraduate degrees to 'delay' unemployment 

Workers remove water from court, French Open tennis tournament, Paris

The three institutions aim to tackle sustainability and educational attainment in new partnership

Hong Kong skyline

Event will explore Asia's place in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Kurdish students in the hallway of Sulaymaniyah University

The Kurdistan regional government in Iraq is streamlining its higher education system – and still looking for far more help from British universities

Student on train

Proportion of university staff training through Erasmus has more than doubled in six years, finds report

Row of Iran flags against Tehran skyline

Continuing conflicts will limit collaboration between universities in Iran and in neighbouring Gulf nations, says scholar

Cairo skyline from roof of Amir al-Maridani mosque

Government adviser says country is being transformed into a 'learning society'

Saudi man riding horse, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

Institutions from eight countries feature in a snapshot university ranking for the region


Researcher argues that a sector-wide approach to supporting refugees would be more effective than individual schemes