Management and governance


Robert Nelsen reflects on concerns for DACA students and importance of diversity

Man floating over crevasse on balloons

Academic to vice-chancellor pay ratios could be published by the Office for Students but here is a preview based on THE’s pay data

Glynis Breakwell

Under-fire head of Bath's governing body defends high pay of Dame Glynis Breakwell after Hefce rebuke

Abandoned office

Academics object to reforms at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Water ski pyramid

Despite failure to include several prestigious institutions in the project, the president of the University of Paris-Saclay says that it will still be a ‘globally world-class university’

University of Bath campus

Andrew Adonis says latest salary increase for institution's leader is ‘shameless and outrageous’

India map

Higher education regulator moves to correct confusion over status of specialist institutions

Face with torn effect

Hollywood and Westminster have been rocked by tales of sexual assault and abuse. Is academia similarly plagued by misuse of power and sexual misconduct? Five scholars offer their views

Accra, Ghana

Patrick Awuah set up institution to focus on critical thinking, ethics and collaboration

Gender, equality, diversity, discrimination

Elizabeth Cannon on why Canada's HE sector still has some work to do to achieve true diversity, and how universities are approaching this problem

Climber in China

'Unrestrictive' governance is vital if universities are to attain world-class status, says Teresa A. Sullivan

woman BME satisfaction UCU

Broad-brush efforts to support female and ethnic minority academics will not address ‘multidimensional inequality’, says Warwick professor


Kishore Mahbubani sparked backlash after suggesting Singapore should 'behave like a small state'

Downing Street

Patrick Vallance to take over from interim government adviser Chris Whitty from March next year

Woman holding a "me too" sticker

Getting universities’ houses in order may well mean publicly dismissing some very eminent academics, say Graham Towl and Kelsey Paske

Melbourne, Australia

Nancy Rothwell and Glyn Davis write from the Global University Engagement Summit in Melbourne

Puerto Rico hurricane damage

Universities worry that young scientists affected by humanitarian crisis might ‘leave and not return’


Almost 50 years after it was dismantled, the celebrated institution is making a comeback

Nicholas Dirk

The former chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley explains how he navigated protests from both the Left and Right, and threatening tweets from President Trump

Tim Bradshaw

Lobbying government on Brexit will be key priority for new leader