The pursuit of high-ranking universities should not be at the expense of education itself, writes Ka Ho Mok

Princeton University

Times Higher Education analysis reveals the institutions with the most affiliated Nobel prizewinners this century

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Vice-rector says government initiative has enhanced collaboration between country’s universities

University of California, Berkeley

Even the best rankings cannot fully convey the valuable mission of America’s Land-Grant universities, says Stephen Joel Trachtenberg

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When it comes to student engagement, US institutions in the research elite typically have a lot of ground to make up

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Cambridge tops combined results of the three main UK university league tables for sixth year in a row

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The event will include the official launch of the 2017 THE BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings

Podium of university ranking winners

Discussion at THE World Academic Summit explored how league tables can help promote accountability, reports Ellie Bothwell

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Times Higher Education’s flagship event will be hosted in partnership with the London university

Harvard University campus

Eight subject rankings reveal elite group of 14 US and European universities thriving across disciplines

Stanford University students, Stanford Summit Push 2016

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education league table focuses on universities’ teaching environments

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Study being launched at THE World Academic Summit highlights challenges of collecting comparable data on social mobility


League tables for computer science, and business and economics will be released for the first time

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Louise Richardson says Asian and US universities are hot on Oxford’s heels while Brexit vote is already affecting the institution’s researchers

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Small colleges perform well in Times Higher Education US student survey, which will fuel upcoming university ranking for the country

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The creation of a vibrant and tolerant community is fundamental to the university and may even be its raison d’être, writes Drew Faust, president of Harvard University

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As the UK prepares to exit the EU, we must urge policymakers not to drain the talent pool of international academics and students, writes Michael Arthur, president of University College London

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Times Higher Education’s biggest analysis ever sees 980 institutions jostling for position in the most competitive world ranking to date. Ellie Bothwell reports

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To remain relevant in a rapidly changing world, the global university sector must work harder to convey its value to policymakers and the wider public, says Hamish Coates, professor of higher education, University of Melbourne

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An increasing drive to compare university offerings worldwide is hampered by the particular nature of teaching and learning, writes Paul Ashwin, professor of higher education, Lancaster University

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