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THE From Where I Sit

Build yourself up; you won’t be the only one to benefit Subscription

21 May 2015 | By Juan Manuel Mora

Juan Manuel Mora on what makes a university’s reputation

A pick ‘n’ mix programme can be an incoherent one Subscription

14 May 2015 | By Alan Ruby

Moocs and student choice are welcome, but traditional courses offer proven pathways to the summit of knowledge, argues Alan Ruby

Germany’s no-holds-barred title race Subscription

7 May 2015 | By Brian Bloch

The desire to have and to flaunt academic credentials can lead to questionable behaviour from individuals and universities both, says Brian Bloch

Worker bees are doing more for less of the honey Subscription

30 April 2015 | By Deborah D. Rogers

An academy built on low-wage, part-time staff will be a deficient and unworthy one, argues Deborah Rogers

China risks scoring own goal with campus football Subscription

23 April 2015 | By Hong Bing

Hong Bing examines plans for a Great Leap Forward in the sport

Finding the place where two kinds of truth can meet Subscription

16 April 2015 | By Robert Lee Maril

Confronting students with facts that they might not be aware of or comfortable with can have surprising results, says Robert Lee Maril

Generation Y are failing to put money where their mouths are Subscription

9 April 2015 | By Alan Ruby

Alan Ruby wishes students would use their economic clout in a more morally meaningful way than purchasing organic burritos

Donor’s disclosures deliver a shock to the system Subscription

2 April 2015 | By Brian Bloch

An honorary professor at Lübeck has views on immigration that conflict with German universities’ self-image. Brian Bloch writes

Will Belarus become a part of Bologna? Subscription

26 March 2015 | By Anne Corbett

In May, European Higher Education Area ministers will vote on whether they will accept two new additions to the group, says Anne Corbett

How a German university lost its chairs Subscription

19 March 2015

Protracted battle to retrieve a computer centre’s seats for the elderly and handicapped at Bremen says much about the bureaucratic mindset

Unhappy with your thesis mark? A day in court may get you nowhere Subscription

12 March 2015 | By Brian Bloch

A legal battle in Germany over a contentious dissertation on Martin Luther and anti-Semitism raises key questions about academic decisions

Has China’s maverick SUSTC broken away, or been broken? Subscription

5 March 2015 | By Hong Bing

South University of Science and Technology of China wanted to buck the system. Did it succeed? asks Hong Bing

The ABC of tolerance and the ‘alphabet community’ Subscription

26 February 2015 | By Deborah D. Rogers

Universities have a vital role to play in recognising complex sexualities, says Deborah D. Rogers

University rankings: made-to-measure metrics to suit local fashions Subscription

19 February 2015

A summit in Qatar is a chance to determine the meaning of excellence in the Middle East and North Africa, says Cesar Wazen

Universities find it difficult to grasp China’s dream Subscription

12 February 2015

Has the Chinese government’s sophisticated message to its higher education sector come at the cost of clarity? asks Mike Gow

A little explanation goes a long way Subscription

5 February 2015

A professor giving students one-on-one help to understand their subject raises questions about the nature of university teaching, says Brian Bloch

US student debt: borrowing the long and lending the short of it Subscription

29 January 2015

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

Traumatic evidence scars American football and its fans Subscription

22 January 2015

Is the tide about to turn on the college sport?, ask Daniel Goldberg and Robert Lee Maril

University idols overrun Platonic ideals in China Subscription

15 January 2015

Institutions are using pictures of glamorous students to tart up their marketing, but not everyone approves of the trend, says Hong Bing

US higher education: more options than McDonald’s menu Subscription

8 January 2015

Students searching for the perfect university must value the diversity on offer and be aware of the complexity it brings, says Alan Ruby

Higher education in Europe: the glass is more than half full Subscription

1 January 2015

Three achievements are underestimated in current political debates, says Anne Corbett

Not studying abroad could be your biggest regret Subscription

18 December 2014

The Erasmus programme presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover the perks of international mobility, says Brian Bloch

Chinese academia: temptation in a toxic system Subscription

11 December 2014

The arrest of several academics has raised questions about the nation’s research culture, says Hong Bing

‘They’ has arrived at the pronoun party Subscription

4 December 2014

Students are using new gender-inclusive terms, and academics have to catch on and catch up, says Deborah D. Rogers

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