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US 'sleeping giant' stirs in the global recruitment market

The Education-USA initiative to attract overseas students is a wake-up call for the UK, argues Chris Cobb

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Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 Rankings 2015 results out now

Almost half of sector to back Labour, THE election poll suggests Subscription


Our survey of university employees reveals the electoral intentions of a campus cohort with real impact

THE 100 Under 50 Rankings 2015 results announced


Ranking of universities under 50 years old shows a dip in UK’s strength in depth and Swiss on a roll

Examiners give hugely different marks Subscription


Study finds inconsistencies in grading for borderline 2:1 and 2:2 essays

PhD loan scheme ‘may not be the right approach’ Subscription


Study suggests that students do not want to add more debt to personal finances

Unite to fight for common goals, NUS president-elect tells activists Subscription


Megan Dunn sets out priorities as she defends the right to occupy

Financial gifts to universities surge to all-time high Subscription


The value of donations peaks at £807m, annual Ross/CASE survey finds, but challenges of limited outreach and elite domination persist

St Patrick’s gets green light for SLC loans Subscription


But Home Office revokes private college’s licence to sponsor overseas students

Royalties claim over Nazi’s writings raises fears for scholarship Subscription


Historians await legal judgment over heirs’ demands for payments from academics citing Joseph Goebbels’ diaries

Post-election scenarios assessed Subscription


Whoever wins or holds the balance of power, senior sector figures see risks ahead for higher education funding, fees and policy

Campus close-up: New College of the Humanities Subscription


The marks of private provider’s first cohort of graduates make Anthony Grayling feel more vindicated than ever

REF is a misery for early career researchers, survey finds Subscription


Young academics cite bullying, pressure to publish and casualisation as downsides of assessment exercise

New EUA president will ‘speak up’ to Brussels Subscription


Rolf Tarrach, incoming head of the 850-strong European University Association, is also keen to maintain and expand its UK membership

Corruption claim hits Rio university Subscription

By Donna Bowater

Commercial links are transparent, says sector body. Donna Bowater in Rio de Janeiro writes

Press rewind on political thinkers to fast-forward, seminar hears Subscription


Academics at a British Academy event discuss the purpose of the history of political thought

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University financial health check 2015

Which institutions are building the reserves to cushion potential shocks from uncapped student recruitment and rocketing research costs?

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THE podcast: 100 Under 50 Rankings 2015 results

There is a new number one atop the fourth annual 100 Under 50 Rankings table. Chris Parr discusses the results with rankings editor Phil Baty and rankings reporter Ellie Bothwell

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12 universities basking in #HEspring


Hundreds of institutions respond to Times Higher Education Twitter call

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Doctoring the doctorates Subscription


Is our vice-chancellor qualified for the job? This, of course, is a question that has been very much on the lips of everyone connected with this university for the entire duration of the present office holder’s incumbency

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The Great Divide, by Joseph Stiglitz Subscription

By Victoria Bateman

Rising inequality can be addressed without taking to the barricades, Victoria Bateman suggests

Seneca: A Life, by Emily Wilson Subscription

By Barbara Graziosi

A major figure’s rise and fall reveals a gap between discourse and reality, Barbara Graziosi finds

After the Ancestors: An Anthropologist’s Story, by Andrew Beatty Subscription

By Joy Hendry

The tales of a society on the margins and a researcher’s struggle to integrate into that society make for a readable account about real people, says Joy Hendry

The Rise of Women’s Transnational Activism: Identity and Sisterhood between the World Wars, by Marie Sandell Subscription

By June Purvis

This valuable work sheds light on the building of an ‘international sisterhood’ to further the struggle for women’s rights, says June Purvis

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Complete University Guide reveals its top UK universities 2016

Data also show improvement in staff to student ratio

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REF 2014 results: table of excellence Subscription

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Some post-92s gain, but traditional research powers dominate 2014 research excellence framework rankings

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