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  • Adventure, not money, a ‘key driver’ for branch campus staff

    • 23 Dec 2021
    • Simon Baker

    Survey of staff in 10 different countries also suggests general satisfaction with moves overseas, alongside lack of understanding from ‘onshore’ campus staff

  • ARC changes ‘will undermine peer review’, say academics

    • 23 Dec 2021
    • John Ross

    Conscripting industry players into research assessment roles will also turn the grant application process into ‘Frankenstein’s monster’

  • Faces of 2021: who shaped the higher education headlines this year

    • 23 Dec 2021
    • Simon Baker, Paul Basken, Rosa Ellis , Jack Grove, John Morgan, Matthew Reisz, John Ross Ben Upton

    Times Higher Education journalists name the academics and administrators at the heart of the sector’s biggest debates

  • Is the university really a community?

    • 23 Dec 2021
    • Joe Moran, Rachel Moss, Tian An Wong , Philip Moriarty, Warren Bebbington, Jill Hicks-Keeton Kate Cantrell

    As the season of goodwill comes around again, warm words about collegiality and fellowship have been dutifully corralled into all-staff missives from university leaders. But in an era of management, metrics and industrial unrest, does the image of the academy as a commonwealth of scholars still bear scrutiny? Seven academics have their say

  • Interview with Sujit Sivasundaram

    • 23 Dec 2021
    • Matthew Reisz

    Cambridge professor discusses swapping engineering for history, why researchers overlook the Indian and Pacific oceans, and what it means to offer ‘an environmental lens’ on imperial history

  • Probation period for PhD supervisors ‘could prevent exploitation’

    • 14 Dec 2021
    • Pola Lem

    Students should be able to try out mentors before committing to a years-long relationship, researchers say

  • UK v-cs shift focus to regional ties and employer engagement

    • 14 Dec 2021
    • John Morgan

    Leaders prioritising regional impact above competition, while significant numbers consider mergers, annual PA Consulting survey suggests

  • Do narrative CVs tell the right story?

    • 14 Dec 2021
    • Jack Grove

    A push to end the habit of assessing researchers by their publication metrics is gaining momentum. But are journal impact factors really as meaningless as is claimed? And will requiring scientists to describe their various contributions really improve fairness and rigour – or just bureaucracy? Jack Grove reports

  • Are there too many arts graduates? That is the wrong question

    • 14 Dec 2021
    • Anna Vignoles

    Scrutiny of graduate outcomes is appropriate but the issue is much more complex than arts v science, says Anna Vignoles

  • Interview with Alan Davison

    • 14 Dec 2021
    • John Ross

    Musicologist waxes lyrical on homeschooling, white fragility and the narrowing of intellectual enquiry

  • Burned-out university staff fear repercussions if they seek help

    • 1 Nov 2021
    • Anna McKie

    Majority of respondents to major UK survey show signs of depression but fear that asking for support will harm career

  • Universities fail to move casual staff on to permanent contracts

    • 1 Nov 2021
    • John Ross

    Fresh ‘wage theft’ claims arise as Australian legislation to combat casualisation fails to scratch the surface

  • How can we support innovation in teaching practices within universities?

    • 1 Nov 2021
    • Sarah Dyer

    As the inaugural director of her university’s ’education incubator‘, Sarah Dyer shares insight on supporting teaching innovation among your faculty

  • How I stopped worrying and learned to embrace pre-prepared courses

    • 1 Nov 2021
    • George Justice

    I was shocked when first told I had to teach a ‘shell’ prepared by a colleague a few years ago, but I’m actually growing from the experience, says George Justice

  • Interview with Arun Kumar

    • 1 Nov 2021
    • John Morgan

    The Nottingham historian discusses founding a library in the Indian village where he grew up and the need for alternatives to the ‘false promises of neoliberal education’

  • British academics quitting UK over Brexit

    • 4 Oct 2021
    • Ellie Bothwell

    Some British scholars are following in their European peers’ footsteps in a bid to improve their research opportunities overseas

  • Cross-gender friendships ‘critical to helping women in sciences’

    • 4 Oct 2021
    • Paul Basken

    Female researchers who socialise less with male colleagues less likely to feel supported in the workplace

  • StuDocu: academics angry as lecture notes shared without consent

    • 4 Oct 2021
    • Anna McKie

    Note-sharing platform accused of cashing in on students uploading teaching materials

  • Is Western academia keeping up with Asia’s rise?

    • 4 Oct 2021
    • Joyce Lau

    In the third decade of the so-called Asian century, European and North American universities and governments continue to neglect the world’s most populous continent. As Asia grows ever more powerful, this must change, scholars tell Joyce Lau

  • Interview with Catherine Hall

    • 4 Oct 2021
    • Anna McKie

    The winner of this year’s Leverhulme Medal discusses what it means to be a feminist historian and how contemporary politics, and a surprising find in Jamaica, changed her research