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  • My precious! How academia’s Gollums guard their research fields

    • 14 Jun 2022
    • Jack Grove

    Over-possessive scholars may resort to foul play to protect their research domains, say postdocs

  • Tenure threatened in US more by universities than politicians

    • 14 Jun 2022
    • Paul Basken

    While lawmakers get attention for criticising tenure and working to weaken it, campus hiring practices seen doing more damage

  • Declining self-determination is eroding academic motivation

    • 14 Jun 2022
    • Adrian Furnham

    Few academics abused the autonomy they used to have – and fewer still complained about their salary, says Adrian Furnham

  • Internal spam in academia is out of control

    • 14 Jun 2022
    • Frank LoSchiavo

    Friendly reminders about university events, deadlines and policies may seem harmless, but fielding these endless emails exacts a high price, says Frank LoSchiavo

  • Interview with Valentyna Ushchyna

    • 14 Jun 2022
    • Ben Upton

    Ukrainian philologist who found a host university while in a 10-hour queue at the border talks about a life upended

  • Industry-focused universities tackle Chinese skills gaps

    • 4 Feb 2022
    • Pola Lem

    Privately backed institutions seen as new model for higher education development

  • UK warned of ‘exodus’ of research talent as ERC clock ticks

    • 4 Feb 2022
    • John Morgan

    EU universities bidding to attract UK-based researchers as Brussels-Westminster wrangles delay research deal

  • Lotteries are the fairest route to prejudice-free hiring

    • 4 Feb 2022
    • Nathan Burke

    Random selection from a gender-equal shortlist of qualified candidates would remove the effects of implicit bias, says Nathan Burke

  • Heavy lies the Oxbridge crown

    • 4 Feb 2022
    • Rosa Ellis

    With both Oxford and Cambridge seeking new vice-chancellors, Rosa Ellis examines the unique pressures of leading these prestigious universities and the qualities that successful candidates will need to do the job

  • Interview with Marjoleine Kars

    • 4 Feb 2022
    • John Morgan

    The Cundill History Prize winner talks about uncovering a forgotten archive to tell the story of a slave rebellion ‘from the inside out’

  • US universities mull adopting New York college’s four-day week

    • 24 Jan 2022
    • Paul Basken

    While its educational niche may confer unique advantage, D’Youville shows it can maintain student services with one less day

  • ‘Too ugly to teach’: universities ‘must end’ anonymous evaluation

    • 24 Jan 2022
    • Pola Lem

    Continuing to offer anonymous surveys just invites abuse of lecturers, say Australian researchers

  • What can be done to improve research integrity?

    • 24 Jan 2022
    • Dorothy Bishop, Tim Bates, Chris Loryman , Simon Kolstoe Marc Taylor

    As the pandemic increases public scrutiny of science, the UK Parliament is holding another inquiry into the long-running issue of reproducibility. Five of its contributors give their views on how sloppy science can be eliminated and trust be more firmly rooted

  • The lifelong learning buffet needs nutritional oversight

    • 24 Jan 2022
    • Johnny Rich

    Reskilling may help workers feed their families – but a plateful of modules may not add up to a square educational meal, warns Johnny Rich

  • Interview with Rama Govindarajan

    • 24 Jan 2022
    • Pola Lem

    Monsoon physicist talks through her journey resisting pressure to be ‘ladylike’ and becoming the only woman of 54 in chemical engineering class

  • Tackle precarity or lose ‘sense of community’, says v-c

    • 6 Jan 2022
    • Simon Baker

    Cara Aitchison says UK universities should prioritise concerns like precarity, gender pay gap and ‘compassion for deep tired’ staff

  • Higher power: stories behind the THE Awards 2021 winners

    • 6 Jan 2022
    • Simon Baker, Matthew Reisz, Rosa Ellis , Jack Grove John Morgan

    Universities show the way on transforming leadership culture, tackling period poverty, boosting African science and promoting leading research during the pandemic

  • Do we really need deans and provosts?

    • 6 Jan 2022
    • Michael Hadjiargyrou

    The pandemic may just push US colleges and universities to do what they should have done a long time ago: reorganise, says Michael Hadjiargyrou

  • Is block teaching the future of university pedagogy?

    • 6 Jan 2022
    • Anna McKie

    Teaching modules intensively, rather than in parallel, has had positive results at the handful of institutions that have tried it. But would it work for all students and all subjects? And would academics trade autonomy in course design for more research time? Anna McKie reports

  • Allan Rechtschaffen, 1927-2021

    • 6 Jan 2022
    • Matthew Reisz

    Tributes paid to ‘single-minded’ researcher who could tell you anything ‘you ever needed to know about sleep’