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Would a university hide a scholar who had committed a crime?

An academic’s conviction as a paedophile was kept under wraps in the 1990s. Would a cover-up happen today, asks Geoffrey Alderman

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Enrichment of university life by academics’ ancillary activities is threatened as the workforce is pushed towards casualisation

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As we are constantly reminded, the general election draws ever nearer. This week, we are pleased to bring you the essential components of the Labour Party’s policy

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Financing options fail to live up to the promises made by politicians, says Alan Ruby

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A bounce in student admissions, the best way to re-brand a university, and academic citizenship are all up for discussion in this week’s issue review

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The role of the government’s chief scientific adviser, Russia’s bid to get five universities into the world’s top 100, and this week’s THE Books section are all covered in our latest issue review

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29 January 2015

It is entirely appropriate that the UK government should seek to do all it reasonably can to prevent people from being drawn into terrorist activity

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29 January 2015

A glaring omission from the People & Planet University League 2015 tables is any meaningful measure of teaching quality and how the programmes that universities offer contribute to the life chances of their graduates

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