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THE From Where I Sit

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

The discounting trend at US universities Subscription

27 November 2014

Few students in America are paying full price on fees, says Alan Ruby

A significant step towards a mature Scottish model of higher education Subscription

20 November 2014

Ferdinand von Prondzynski welcomes planned legislation that addresses key university governance issues

What will be the impact on higher education of the new European commissioners? Subscription

13 November 2014

Anne Corbett flags the ones to watch among commissioners for 2014-19

The GDR is gone, but its Stasi-conferred titles live on Subscription

6 November 2014

The recognition of East German PhDs issued by the State Security Ministry remains controversial, writes Brian Bloch

An appeal to protect every citizen’s right to philosophy Subscription

30 October 2014

The future of the Collège International de Philosophie, a legacy of Jacques Derrida, is at risk, warns Martin McQuillan

Post-referendum thoughts from Edinburgh Subscription

23 October 2014

The ‘Yes’ vote of the heart was trumped by unanswered concerns about currency, pensions and university research, writes Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

A welcome clash of academic cultures Subscription

16 October 2014

Alan Ruby reflects on an unscripted display of the differences between national research communities

The best bloc for a 21st-century education system? Subscription

9 October 2014

Mike Cole ponders how to promote research culture and social democracy in Cambodia

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