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Gender bias ‘rife’ in history departments, says report

Conditions for female academics in some university history departments “smack still of the 1970s”, according to a new report

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Shadow minister explains that his party would aim for graduate tax but plans to leave numbers uncapped

Flexible study emerges as cross-party concern Subscription

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Help for non-traditional learning wins support, with Greg Clark saying ‘watch this space’

Fee-free study and v-c pay curbs are election priorities, says Green Party Subscription

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Greens unveil election goals but figures on cost of pledge on fees still pending

Falmouth University’s shared-services scheme awarded Hefce grant Subscription

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FX Plus given £105,000 to encourage cost-sharing copycats at universities

EPSRC funding shifts power up energy research Subscription

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Analysis reveals the winners and losers under ‘shaping capabilities’ programme

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Taking all staff to lakeside hotel for an audience with the vice-chancellor is an ‘appropriate developmental investment’

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Student Funder’s chief executive says an analysis shows that more than half of prospective students will miss out on the new government scheme

Digital study may push some to web addiction Subscription

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Use of online tools runs the risk of students developing problems and harming their ability to study, research finds

Social sciences ups the PhD pace Subscription

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REF data show big jumps in number of doctoral degree awards in some subjects

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Attitudes hold back region, inaugural MENA Universities Summit hears Subscription

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At THE summit in Qatar, Gulf states hear that culture of entitlement must go

Canadian studies scholars quit UK foundation Subscription

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Removal of academic board member from body supporting study of Canada in the UK spurs resignations

Dutch PhD candidates fear a downgrade in status Subscription

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Could minister Jet Bussemaker’s reforms create a ‘second-class’ group of doctoral candidates?

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Seeking impact? Undertake research that prepares the ground for key political debates, says ex-Westminster insider Meg Russell

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The general election takes centre stage in this week’s Times Higher Education issue review podcast, which focuses on the recent Election Hustings for Higher Education

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How do rankings shift when institutions are compared on research intensity rather than on standard GPA alone?

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In what those with an eye for a telling headline are already calling “A shock mission admission”, our Director of Corporate Affairs, Jamie Targett, has confirmed that our university is applying to join the University Alliance group

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