Research

Bay Area Rapid Transport station

Jonathan Grant and Alexandra Pollitt look at how discrete choice modelling might be able to work out what type of impact is most valued

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UUK in search for ‘politically achievable’ solution given that end to free movement is ‘likely’

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Life sciences journal spends just over £3,000 per article, and has challenged high-profile rivals to release details of their costs

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New English journals are ‘springing up like mushrooms’ so research can be read internationally, says report

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Walking supervision sessions around Birmingham and pub-based academic chats have won praise from PhD candidates

Teamwork to stay balanced

Departments urged to consider their team's skills mix rather than just individual qualities

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Knowledge exchange income is up to £4.2 billion, while university spin-offs and start-ups also posted strong growth

Snake oil salesman

Jeremy Berg warns scientists are straying into policy commentator roles

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Supervisors explain how to help students keep their research on track

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Two months on from the referendum, Tom Cameron is still reeling from the UK's Brexit vote 

Rowing team

International group plans new institution run by staff and students

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New visa rules have failed to halt a decline in foreign graduates applying for work in Sweden after graduation

The week in higher education cartoon (11 August 2016)

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

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Some see changes as making it more attractive to hire younger researchers – but there could be new opportunities to game the system

James Minchall illustration (11 August 2016)

Kirsty Rolfe says the portability proposal does nothing to ease the fears and worries of young researchers struggling to start careers

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Study identifies institutions that have an opportunity to become globally renowned within the next decade

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Government plans rise in research spending to 2.5 per cent of GDP, far above UK

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LinkedIn co-founder, a Nobel laureate and more than 10 university presidents among high-profile speakers at Times Higher Education’s flagship event 

Publications

China dominates the Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars list

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European researchers call for a ‘radical reorganisation’ to help undergraduates and PhD students access grants