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UCU members back strike action over pensions reform

Union members have overwhelmingly backed plans for industrial action over changes to pensions

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Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015 out now

UUK data 'misleading' over the impact of USS reform Subscription


Oxford criticises figures given to universities illustrating the impact of future cuts amid calls for independent modelling

Wendy Purcell hires discrimination lawyers as Plymouth University prepares final report Subscription


V-c hires law firm amid suggestions the case against her includes a complaint about her management style

SNP: let us reintroduce post-study work visas Subscription


Scottish government wants immigration powers devolved to Holyrood

Academy’s fat cats ‘too smart’ to attack Labour’s £6,000 fees policy Subscription


Liam Byrne, the shadow universities minister, also urges the sector to speak out to prevent a ‘disastrous’ exit from the European Union

Fossil fuel divestment plan provokes heated response Subscription


Senior professors express ‘outrage’ at Glasgow’s decision to reduce investment

Ukip: cut foreign university students from migration figures Subscription


Party policy is to remove non-European Union students from the UK’s net targets

University of Manchester’s Graphene City is waiting for take-off Subscription


The UK risks losing the global race to exploit the thinnest material on the planet, warns university leader

Hidden leopard-skin G-string exposed Subscription


Swiss-French scientist says he just wants to have fun

‘Simplistic’ redundancy metrics criticised Subscription


Warwick staff concerned about ‘single cash metric’ used to identify redundancies in life sciences

Refute ‘private good, public bad’ claims, UC Berkeley told Subscription


Hard times for state-funded institutions require forceful restatement of their benefits to society, Simon Marginson says in Clark Kerr Lecture

‘Natural labs’ a magnet for Ecuador’s city of knowledge Subscription


Recruitment is under way for Yachay University, a new campus that the country hopes will usher in a research and innovation culture

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THE podcast: 16-22 October 2014 issue review

Pension reforms, graphene and the implications of giving the Scottish parliament more control over immigration are discussed in this week’s Times Higher Education issue review

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Writing History in the Global Era, by Lynn Hunt Subscription

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The Truth About Art: Reclaiming Quality, by Patrick Doorly Subscription

Tracey Warr on a study discussing the role of value judgements

Moral Conscience Through the Ages: Fifth Century BCE to the Present, by Richard Sorabji Subscription

Tom Palaima considers a compact history of the ideas about our inner voice

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