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Swansea income increased in Welsh QR funding settlement

Announcement from Hefcw also shows hit to overall sector support for part-time and postgraduate teaching

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Times Higher Education Awards 2015: enter now

Third of casual staff struggling to pay rent, UCU poll finds Subscription

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Survey details the financial and personal costs of casualisation in higher education

UK is a knockout performer on pound-for-pound basis Subscription

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Universitas 21’s GDP-adjusted ranking of global higher education systems puts British system near top

Report says accounting rules now drive policy in higher education Subscription

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Hepi document envisages harsher repayment terms for students and loan book sold at a loss

Wes Streeting MP: we captured the spirit of ambition of those voting Subscription

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The former president of the National Union of Students explains how his background helped Labour take Ilford North from the Tories

‘Cuckoo managers’ are throwing out academy traditions Subscription

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Managerialism has taken over the university, professor argues

Ask teacherbot: are robots the answer? Subscription

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A digital tool created by the University of Edinburgh uses Twitter to engage with Mooc learners

Rejected MA was too critical of white establishment, says academic Subscription

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Black scholar at UCL claims that he lost out on a permanent job after his proposed course ‘scared’ the academy

Sir Adrian Webb called back to reflect on direction of Glyndwr University Subscription

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Review group to reconvene over future of higher education in North Wales

More scientists mean bigger slice of funding pie for Wales Subscription

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Welsh universities need 600 more additional academics in STEMM subjects to get their ‘fair’ share of research cash

UCL could link promotion and internationalisation activities Subscription

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University considers rewarding staff who help with global goals as it moves from a branch campus model towards a network of partnerships

Chile's universities set for some turmoil on long road to reform Subscription

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Bumps are expected in decade-long shift away from market-based system

Surprising responses to Hamlet Africa tour Subscription

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Researcher finds reactions to Shakespeare performance vary wildly across continent

Lebanese academy aims to close gulf with ‘culture of innovation’ Subscription

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Institutions seek new ways to halt exodus of country’s scholars

Study reveals misery of overseas scholars ‘living the dream’ Subscription

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Many of the Italian researchers interviewed said they were unhappy working abroad

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Should the foundations of a 21st-century academic career still be built on the traditional model?

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THE podcast: 21-27 May 2015 issue review

The financial difficulties facing university staff on fixed-term or casualised contracts, the future of the doctoral thesis, and the UK’s performance in a global higher education ranking which is adjusted to take account of GDP are all discussed this week

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General election 2015: 8 key Twitter moments for HE Subscription

Defining moments for universities on the night that the UK went to the polls

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“Let’s hope Jo turns out like good old Willetts.” That was the reported reaction of a leading member of the Russell Group to the news that Jo Johnson was to be the new minister for universities and science

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Work to bring creatures back from the dead is a tale of wonder and warning, writes Tiffany Taylor

Gabrielle Petit: The Death and Life of a Female Spy in the First World War, by Sophie De Schaepdrijver Subscription

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The memory of a Belgian heroine differed from the woman herself, Niamh Gallagher discovers

On the Commodity Trail: The Journey of a Bargain Store Product from East to West, by Alison Hulme Subscription

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A remarkable investigation into the global traffic in cheap shelf-fillers uncovers both meanness and meaning in the market, says Louise Crewe

Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World, by Bruce Schneier Subscription

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