Politics

Reading the Sun on the Tube

Politics has become overly dominated by graduates, who increasingly only mingle with each other, says author

White nationalists in Charlottesville

Disgust at far-right violence at University of Virginia prompts stronger stance

Table football

Southampton Solent University’s Tere Daly responds to the former political adviser’s article in today’s Daily Telegraph

Mitch Blunt illustration (17 August 2017)

Replacing England’s tuition fee system with a cheaper and fairer alternative is not as difficult as many claim, says Andrew Adonis

Free education protesters

Remuneration committees should pay less attention to other institutions when setting their leaders’ pay, says Nick Hillman

Kurdistan shows that post-conflict countries can build a thriving higher education sector by working with foreign partners, says Dlawer Ala’Aldeen

London sunset

UK needs an antidote to London dominance and toxic deindustrialisation, says John Morgan

North Korea TV

UK academic based in Pyongyang says US travel ban may be fatal for North Korea’s only private higher education institution

Hungarian parliament, Budapest

Team sent to investigate rule changes that could close Budapest’s Central European University finds that they were made ‘without very strong reasons’

Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe

Expensive initiative criticised as 'defying logic' in cash-strapped country

Channel ferry

Law lecturer warns that UK-EU student deal could be seen as benefit for ‘elite and middle class’

Statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville

Racist protests have been growing in visibility on campuses over the past year

Nick Xenophon

Senate report confirms package including funding cuts, fee rises will need crossbench support to pass

Boycott the NSS protesters

The effectiveness of the NSS boycott means it is now time for universities to sit up and listen, says Sorana Vieru

David Humphries illustration

The subject-level teaching excellence framework could lead to a lot of stress for no great gains over the institution-level TEF, says Andrew McRae

A wealthy district of Sydney

Australian legislation proposes to lower the country’s generous loan repayment threshold – but some argue that it should rise even higher, says Andrew Norton

Week in HE cartoon 10 August

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

NSS placards

Students’ unions achieve goal in teaching excellence framework protest at Cambridge, Manchester, Oxford, Sheffield, and eight other institutions

Vitriol directed at Cambridge professor of Classics on Twitter is part of wider battle to politicise diversity, says Conrad Brunstrom

Post-Brexit university funding issues are about more than the big pots of research cash, writes Gurpreet Jagpal