Politics

Subra Suresh, president of Carnegie Mellon University, speaks to THE at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Interconnected world/global roaming

Phil Baty reports from the World Economic Forum in Davos

Inauguration, obama

Abraham Lincoln, a history of the Roman Empire and an EU flag feature in scholars’ Trump Day plans  

Fellow political scientists pay tribute to the scholarly achievements of a man best-known as a television pundit during British elections

President-elect Donald Trump looks on as Betsy DeVos, his nominee for Secretary of Education, speaks at the DeltaPlex Arena, December 9, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Leading Democrat puts education secretary nominee under pressure on loans and ‘non-existent’ higher education record

Donald Trump with his hands raised looking shocked

Scholars ponder the ethical dilemmas of assessing the new president from afar 

James Fryer illustration (19 January 2017)

Universities teach attention to evidence and fact-based reasoning, which 1930s Germany, 1990s Rwanda and now today’s US show us are vital, argues Donald E. Hall

Rob Dobi illustration (19 January 2017)

Existentialism may now seem more relevant to philosophy undergraduates, but a woeful John Kaag shares their mood of blank despair 

Donald Trump and US flag montage

John Morgan considers the impact on students and US scholars, and the political earthquake’s potential positives

Theresa May speaking at podium

Theresa May speech also signals that future EU student recruitment will be ‘managed properly’

pro choice advocates (right) and anti abortion advocates (left) rally outside of the supreme court

Contributors hope resource will encourage students to avoid ‘assimilationist’ mindset

A letter from David Sanders, Regius professor at the University of Essex, to Anthony King, professor of government and a leading authority on British politics who died earlier this week

Houses of Parliament at night

Nick Hillman on the possible implications of the government’s defeat in the Lords

Chinese man in shop with cages

China’s pressure on its academics to toe an ideological line will increase if Trump focuses only on business, says Tao Zhang

Nate Kitch illustration (12 January 2017)

In an era of post-truth politics, academics and their research still have a vital role to play in influencing policy, says Graeme Reid

University of Bath campus

University of Bath’s Glynis Breakwell and other vice-chancellors are facing criticism from staff and students over pay increases

A Chinese magazine with a cover story that translates to "Why did Trump win" is seen with a front cover portrait of Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s election could prompt shifts in the world’s international student flows, some believe

people queuing for currency at a bureau de change

But potential recruitment positives are reliant on Home Office policy, cautions major Hepi analysis

London, westminster, parliament, government

Jim Knight on the early committee stages of the HE and Research Bill in the Lords

Parliament and Big Ben, London

Lord Stevenson on the problems facing the Higher Education and Research Bill, which was amended on its first day in committee in the Lords