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  • Australia pioneers ‘stacking’ of microcredentials into degrees

    • 11 Aug 2021
    • John Ross

    Comparison websites on the way as admissions centres reinvent their services amid emerging needs and demographic change

  • Nicholas Dirks: the ‘two cultures’ must finally be reconciled

    • 11 Aug 2021
    • Nicholas Dirks

    Resistance to the knowledge generated by science will only be overcome with the help of the humanities. But what can universities do to bridge C. P. Snow’s famous divide between these fields, which endures to this day?

  • Will a Facebook-style news feed aid discovery or destroy serendipity?

    • 11 Aug 2021
    • David Matthews

    Academics’ reading lists are increasingly directed by algorithms. But are the recommendation services of platforms such as Google Scholar, ResearchGate and Mendeley distorting science? And might AI ultimately lead it to a disastrous echo chamber? David Matthews reports

  • Interview with Wang Gungwu

    • 11 Aug 2021
    • Joyce Lau

    Former Hong Kong v-c and expert on the overseas Chinese experience talks about living through nearly a century of Asian history

  • Should academics be allowed to publish anonymously?

    • 11 Aug 2021
    • Jon Marcus

    Editors of Journal of Controversial Ideas hope to puncture ‘cancel culture’, but other scholars warn researchers ‘can’t stop being an accountable moral agent’

  • How many staff does my university employ? Good luck finding out

    • 11 Aug 2021
    • John Ross

    Four different datasets, four different stories: Australian university staffing statistics ‘impossible to reconcile’

  • University staff less happy and more anxious than UK average

    • 11 Aug 2021
    • Anna McKie

    Sizeable number of staff members struggled over course of pandemic and are suffering from chronic stress and exhaustion, researchers say

  • What is a highly cited paper worth? About £10,000 a year

    • 11 Aug 2021
    • Jack Grove

    Publishing a well-received paper could boost a scholar’s income by $13,500, says US study

  • US faculty pay drops for first time since Great Recession

    • 11 Aug 2021
    • Paul Basken

    Pandemic drove down wages at two-thirds of institutions, AAUP annual survey finds

  • US universities anticipating major leadership turnover post-Covid

    • 11 Aug 2021
    • Paul Basken

    Easing of pandemic a moment for many campus presidents to take a break and others to be pushed out

  • Europe mulls scientific ‘war games’ to prepare for future crises

    • 11 Aug 2021
    • David Matthews

    Commission considers suggestion that ‘fire drill’ exercises could help prepare for environmental, health or economic disasters

  • Is it time to reassess student assessment?

    • 11 Aug 2021
    • Jill Hicks-Keeton, Salvatore Babones, Katy Barnett, Paul Cowell , Jennifer Schnellman, Karen E. Spierling Oliver A. H. Jones

    The pandemic has accelerated numerous experiments in assessment for the digital age, moving beyond simple knowledge recall. But is the traditional exam really obsolete? As the dust settles on another marking season, seven academics give their widely differing views

  • Interview with Sudhir Hazareesingh

    • 11 Aug 2021
    • John Morgan

    Wolfson History Prize winner explains how Toussaint Louverture was a ‘spiritual ancestor’ of Black Lives Matter

  • Research intelligence: carrying out community-led research

    • 11 Aug 2021
    • John Ross

    Community-led research is often seen as a social justice response to centuries of exploitative study, but exponents say it also produces better science

  • Research intelligence: how to write a compelling narrative CV

    • 11 Aug 2021
    • Jack Grove

    With ‘storytelling’ CVs becoming crucial in hiring and funding decisions, Jack Grove explores how academics can craft compelling research statements

  • Welcome to the Committee of No

    • 11 Aug 2021
    • Mairi Cowan, Nicole Laliberté, Fiona Rawle, Monika Havelka, Sanja Hinic-Frlog Barbara Murck

    We all need to be strategic about where we devote our service time – especially those of us most inclined to say ‘yes’, say seven academics

  • Banning journal impact factors is bad for Dutch science

    • 11 Aug 2021
    • Raymond Poot, Willem Mulder

    Abandoning measurable evaluation criteria will make judgements more political and more random, say Raymond Poot and Willem Mulder

  • Prioritise women for research funding, Chinese universities told

    • 11 Aug 2021
    • Joyce Lau

    Policy revamp aims to tackle gender inequality

  • Is it a good idea to treat postgraduate researchers as staff?

    • 11 Aug 2021
    • Jack Grove

    As a union steps up the fight in the UK, wide variation in the treatment of PhD candidates continues around the world

  • Scholars departing for industry must not feel alone

    • 11 Aug 2021
    • Mayra Ruiz Castro

    Universities must do more to help those dissatisfied with academic life as they seek a career in industry, says Mayra Ruiz Castro