A team of people working together at a university

Alison Baverstock, director of The KU Big Read, offers a dozen tips for anyone trying to engage a whole university community

Economists are finding new ways of learning about the past – and learning from the past

People examining circle of paint swatches, viewed from above

With Regent’s University London the latest to offer the US-style of undergraduate education, Natasha Turner looks at how courses are being received elsewhere

The week in higher education cartoon (4 February 2016)

The good, the bad and the offbeat: the academy through the lens of the national press

Coins collected in glass jar

Disadvantaged are under-represented in degree study because they are ‘simply not smart enough’, says researcher

Chinese graduates

Hong Kong scholar says students are embarking on postgraduate degrees to 'delay' unemployment 

Inequality takes root long before students apply to higher education, says Oxford

Student vet

High-pressure courses are particularly likely to take a toll on students, says Helena Diffey

Caractacus Potts' soaraway vehicle

Andrew W. Robinson on the sound pedagogical reasons to swap the industrial, identikit approach to teaching and learning for something less bloody boring

Student on train

Proportion of university staff training through Erasmus has more than doubled in six years, finds report

Row of Iran flags against Tehran skyline

Continuing conflicts will limit collaboration between universities in Iran and in neighbouring Gulf nations, says scholar

Crowd of students facing forwards (illustration)

A high school dropout turned Harvard scholar tells Matthew Reisz why the academy’s one-size-fits-all mentality must go

The week in higher education cartoon (28 January 2015)

The good, the bad and the offbeat: the academy through the lens of the national press

Yoga class

New instructor questions whether she was hired 'because I'm Indian'


Researcher argues that a sector-wide approach to supporting refugees would be more effective than individual schemes

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon campus

Louis Rivoire explains why he shunned the research giants in favour of a more intimate setting

Student alone

We must remember the difficulties faced by students who are estranged from their families, says Becca Bland

Group of women drinking through straws from bucket

Universities told to mitigate dangers by providing pre-travel training to students

Stack of books

Controversial material can be the most challenging to our intellect, argues Sue House

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