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THE Podcasts and videos

THE podcast: 17 April 2014 issue review

17 Apr 2014

The universities that are handing out more firsts and 2:1s than you might expect, our annual higher education financial health check and more are up for discussion this week

THE podcast: Ebrahim Afsah interview

17 Apr 2014

The associate professor of public international law at the University of Copenhagen talks about his Coursera massive open online course, Constitutional Struggles in the Muslim World

THE podcast: 10 April 2014 issue review

10 Apr 2014

The future of the Higher Education Academy, using medical records in university research, and more are up for discussion in this week’s issue review podcast

Video: Bob Cryan, “The Naked Vice-Chancellor”

10 Apr 2014

The University of Huddersfield’s vice-chancellor addresses delegates at the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education’s Stimulating Talks event, which took place on 24 March 2014

Video: 2014 Globalization of Higher Education conference

08 Apr 2014

Hillary Clinton, Martin Bean, Naledi Pandor, Arne Duncan and others on the future of higher education

Video: Have you heard the one about the joke-telling robot?

03 Apr 2014

This short video captures some of the jokes delivered by a robot programmed by scientists at Queen Mary University of London to perform onstage as a comedian

THE podcast: 3 April 2014 issue review

03 Apr 2014

Vice-chancellors’ pay, a plagiarism row that spans generations, and the usefulness of bombarding prospective students with data about universities are among the topics up for discussion this week

THE podcast: Northwestern University

03 Apr 2014

President, Morton Schapiro, and vice-president for alumni relations and development, Robert McQuinn, discuss the US education system, university finance and education technology

THE podcast: Sir Tim O’Shea interview

31 Mar 2014

University of Edinburgh principal discusses why his institution is so keen to increase the number of massive open online courses that it offers

THE books podcast: Richard Evans interview

28 Mar 2014

Sir Richard discusses his latest book, Altered Pasts: Counterfactuals in History, and gives his thoughts on conspiracy theories, Michael Gove, and how useful hypothetical questions are to the study of history

THE podcast: 27 March 2014 issue review

27 Mar 2014

The 2014-15 recurrent grant allocations by Hefce, academics recalling their PhD supervisors, and one scholar’s escapades surfing in extreme environments are among the issues discussed this week

THE podcast: 20 March 2014 issue review

20 Mar 2014

The cost of the higher education reforms, pre-degree pathway centres, the lack of black professors in UK universities and the idea of tying research council funding to diversity are all discussed this week

THE podcast: John Last interview

20 Mar 2014

The vice-chancellor of Norwich University of the Arts discusses the institution’s university status, the impact of the removal of the student number cap, and more

Video: University film gives unprecedented insight into student visa applications

19 Mar 2014

A film designed to help students from overseas to better understand how to apply to study at the UK’s universities has been unveiled today at the House of Commons

THE podcast: David Swayne interview

18 Mar 2014

The chief information officer at London South Bank University discusses his role and responsibilities, as well as the changing expectations of students regarding university technology provision

David Willetts on the future of higher education

14 Mar 2014

Minister of state for universities and science David Willetts discusses UK higher education at Brunel University in London

THE podcast: 13 March 2014 issue review

13 Mar 2014

Fears that universities could lose their licences to recruit overseas students, the implications of zero-hours contracts, and the memoirs of John Carey are up for discussion this week

THE podcast: data visualisations and research

12 Mar 2014

How important is the visual presentation of data to getting research noticed by policy makers? We discuss the role of images in research

THE podcast: 6 March 2014 issue review

06 Mar 2014

Possible cuts to UK universities’ spending per student, this week’s Books section and huge rises in the number of students diagnosed with dyslexia are all discussed this week

World Reputation Rankings 2014 podcast

05 Mar 2014

Times Higher Education rankings editor Phil Baty and reporter Chris Parr discuss the results of the World Reputation Rankings 2014

David Willetts on research investment (video)

03 Mar 2014

Minister of state for science and universities David Willetts addresses the Critical List - an event hosted at the University of Melbourne on Friday 28 February 2014

THE podcast: 27 February 2014 issue review

27 Feb 2014

Reaction to the inaugural research excellence framework, possible changes to post-study work rules for overseas students, and more are up for discussion this week

How the government sees Moocs (video)

26 Feb 2014 | Updated: 27 Feb 2014

David Willetts, minister for universities and science, gives a few observations on how the coalition government views massive open online courses

THE books podcast: Danny Dorling interview

21 Feb 2014

Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder professor of geography at the University of Oxford, in conversation with Times Higher Education books editor, Karen Shook

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