Management and governance

Birds feeding from buffalo's nostrils

Simon Gaskell and Adrian Collette explain why proper engagement is an important driver of institutional performance, teaching and research

Juggernaut

Conservative, Labour and crossbench peers all join criticism in House of Lords

Canada flag

An independent investigation is reviewing David Wheeler’s conduct during staff negotiations 

John Aubrey Douglass speaking at THE BRICS & Emerging Economies Universties Summit

Berkeley academic also tells THE event that government initiatives have little influence on the quality of universities

Scottish Parliament

The rector of the University of Antwerp says elite institutions are more focused on themselves than the role of higher education

Change direction

If the government won’t demonstrate the value and importance of university, then vice-chancellors need to step up and do it, say Paul Woodgates and Mike Boxall

Rianne Letschert, Maastricht University

New rector warns against drawing students only from elite and making academics 'sheep with five feet'

Alice in Wonderland, 1933

PA Consulting survey finds vice-chancellors worrying over ‘barrage’ of policy changes that will lead to ‘golden age’ of stability being lost

James Minchall illustration (24 November 2016)

We have all the elements needed to make online courses succeed, but institutional inertia at well-established universities stymies progress, argues Laurence Brockliss

One year shaved off time to degree under new national framework

Pencil lying on open diary

Requesting a log of daily activity means that trust between the institution and the scholar has broken down, says Toby Miller

The Golden Age, 1530 painting, by Lucas Cranach the Elder

Mark Gatenby considers what it means for business schools – and universities more generally – to embrace Utopian ways of thinking

Members of the House of Lords

Plans for powerful new regulator still face 'difficult time' in the House of Lords

Elly Walton illustration (10 November 2016)

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

Women with matching clothing and hairstyles

German institutions should learn from car firms to better attract top talent, say researchers

Let Knowledge Serve the City sign, Portland State University

Not all universities are great at everything, so they shouldn’t claim to be, say Matthew Hartley and Alan Ruby

Poster of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Government decree on rector appointments comes under state of emergency after coup attempt

Man pushing against clock hands

Is the average term of office for UK university vice-chancellors getting shorter? Nick Hillman and Tom Huxley find out

Freedom of speech

University of Toronto must prove professor’s comments constitute ‘violation of law’, says Canadian Association of University Teachers

Three ballet dancers

Combining higher education institutions will be 'catalyst' to improve scholarship, says minister