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Open access papers ‘gain more traffic and citations’

Open access science articles are read and cited more often than articles available only to subscribers, a study has suggested.

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Union clash looms as employers’ pension plans revealed Subscription


Employers propose scrapping final salary scheme to cut USS deficit

Grant application success rates dip Subscription


Four research councils report lower success rates for curiosity-driven funding

£9K fees: now it’s exceptional not to charge them Subscription


Willetts’ prediction that market forces would keep fees down have been proved false

Veto of student loan sale raises fears of unfunded expansion Subscription


BIS budget may have to bear extra burden, some worry

Thomas Docherty to face insubordination charge in tribunal Subscription


September proceedings set for suspended University of Warwick academic who is accused of undermining department head

Economist ‘gobsmacked’ by Australia’s uncapping of fees Subscription


Architect of Australia’s HECS says change will leave universities free to raise charges far above the cost of teaching students

Science portfolio split would be ‘bonkers’ Subscription


Concerns over what new role of life sciences minister could mean for policy

Analysis: why are v-cs heading for the door? Subscription


Reasons for a spate of exits include more pressure and pension limits

Learn to earn: best US courses to earn big money Subscription


College Measures, a site comparing US graduate salaries by subject and institution, is not welcomed by all college presidents

Serbian political figures accused of plagiarising their PhDs Subscription


Allegations have further shaken public trust in the country’s governing class

Sheffield’s lifelong learning under threat, say students Subscription


Mature students decry plans to cut Institute for Lifelong Learning courses and move some provision to faculties

MBA student fees fund management research Subscription


The most expensive degrees in the world are said to be subsidising scholarship

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THE podcast: 24-30 July 2014 issue review

The row over pensions, the number of universities charging £9,000 tuition fees, grant application success rates, and academics in comic books are all up for discussion this week

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Analysis by Times Higher Education reveals the institutions that produce the most successful women on the planet

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Q&A with David Roblin Subscription


We speak to the soon-to-be chief operating officer and director of translation of the Francis Crick Institute

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Help the medicine go down Subscription


Our Head of Zodiac Studies, Professor Mike Draco, has warmly welcomed the appointment of Greg Clark as the new minister for universities and science

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Considering different timescales is a fun way to digest serious science, finds Graham Farmelo

Austerity Bites: A Journey to the Sharp End of Cuts in the UK, by Mary O’Hara Subscription

Kitty Stewart on the reality of suffering caused by the coalition’s reductions of the welfare state

Modernist Voyages: Colonial Women Writers in London, 1890-1945, by Anna Snaith Subscription

Sandeep Parmar on a brave, welcome crossing of anti-colonialist and feminist narratives

In Pursuit of the Good Life: Aspiration and Suicide in Globalizing South India, by Jocelyn Lim Chua Subscription

Caroline Osella on the causes behind the astonishingly high rate of suicide in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala

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