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OECD’s Ahelo project could transform university hierarchy

The UK must decide by 31 May whether to take the next step in a project aiming to measure learning outcomes at a global level

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Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 Rankings 2015 results out now

OECD’s Ahelo project could transform university hierarchy Subscription


The UK must decide by 31 May whether to take the next step in a project aiming to measure learning outcomes at a global level

State-backed master’s loans: is an ‘own goal’ looming? Subscription

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Sector figures say postgraduate funding plan for England could fuel inflation in tuition fees as well as credentials

Appealed QAA review of Southampton stays secret after all Subscription


Critics cry ‘cop-out’ over decision on publishing report

Political parties think universities are too toxic to touch, says provost Subscription


UCL’s Michael Arthur discusses fears for lack of long-term financial support and of a British exit from the EU

Experts on election rules to prevent hung Parliament hiccups Subscription


Academics working with the media and government discuss current misconceptions

REF tactics: can you win by fielding the whole team? Subscription


Universities, and especially the research elite, faced a choice between aiming for highest quality scores and the greatest number of staff submitted

European universities ‘hobbled’ by language laws Subscription


Rector at Maastricht University fears that curbs on using English are preventing some institutions from innovating and internationalising

QAA upholds two out of six concerns about St Patrick’s Subscription


Watchdog finds reports of fighting in classroom at private provider and sets six-week deadline for action plan

Campus media teams reveal strange requests Subscription


Scholars have asked university communications departments to publicise their birthdays and businesses as well as academic conferences

UCS sets 2020 goal to achieve gender balance Subscription


Provost says university’s size will help it hit a ‘moral’ target of 50 per cent women across its professoriate and board

Dearth of black history students explored Subscription


Forum probes lack of UK students of African and Caribbean heritage taking history degrees, and its echoes in schoolteacher and lecturer cohorts

Medellín’s makeover benefits Colombian university Subscription

By Donna Bowater

The ebbing of violence and the city’s transformation allow Antioquia to expand its horizons, writes Donna Bowater in Colombia

Is DC Comics’ Batgirl hiding a secret academic identity? Subscription


Scholar Will Brooker says comic-book giant’s new-look superheroine seems to share traits with his own series

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Feature: How to improve the state of British politics

Academics discuss what might be done to improve trust, reduce cynicism and get young people to vote

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THE podcast: 7-13 May 2015 issue review

The proposed Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes, Times Higher Education’s Young Universities Summit and the oddest things that university communications teams have been asked to publicise are covered this week

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12 universities basking in #HEspring


Hundreds of institutions respond to Times Higher Education Twitter call

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The great don deficit Subscription


Yesterday afternoon, our university formally informed all media outlets that it had exhausted its supply of political scientists

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The Wandering Mind: What the Brain Does When You’re Not Looking, by Michael C. Corballis Subscription

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Daydreaming relies on memory and our past helps us imagine future possibilities, finds Luna Centifanti

Eating People is Wrong, And Other Essays on Famine, Its Past, and Its Future, by Cormac Ó Gráda Subscription

By Liz Young

Liz Young discovers how failures in governance exacerbated the severity of historical famines

This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship Between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture, by Whitney Phillips Subscription

By Tara Brabazon

Tara Brabazon on an ethnographical study of the internet users who ‘swarm’ in order to cause maximum pain

The Globalization of Inequality, by François Bourguignon Subscription

By Danny Dorling

A tax rate of 67.5% is part of an economist’s plan to stem excessive inequality, finds Danny Dorling

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REF 2014 results: table of excellence Subscription

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