Matthew Reisz examines how scholars in the region cope with constraints as they continue to hope for a possible future independent state
Fred Inglis on the way we think now Subscription
Thirty years after Clifford Geertz assessed the state of thinking in the academy, the duty of academics to render the unspeakable unspeakable is imperative
Self-reflective study: the rise of ‘mesearch’ Subscription
Emma Rees investigates research where selfhood and scholarship are intertwined
Frank Finlay considers the experience of the immigrant professor who held his post during the 1914-18 conflict
As a consultation launches, employees consider the impact of the USS reforms
Is employability data being manipulated? Subscription
The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey is being abused, according to one former university employee
How to lead a university: a beginner’s guide Subscription
Vice-chancellors discuss their role and offer advice to aspiring university leaders
Assessing China’s academic orbit Subscription
Yong Zhao believes China doesn’t foster the free thinkers it needs. What is the state of the country’s higher education system?
When disaster strikes on campus… Subscription
How do universities cope in the aftermath of fires, earthquakes and killing sprees?
Hannah Arendt: thinking versus evil Subscription
Jon Nixon asks what Arendt’s work can tell us about the value of universities as places of thinking together
The impact of impact Subscription
The REF’s formal assessment of the impact of academic work was highly controversial in theory: how did it play out in practice?
Out of office: on research leave in Florence Subscription
Poring over manuscripts in the Biblioteca Nazionale prompts Nicholas Till to consider the benefits of studying original documents in a digital age
Danny Dorling: six trends in university admissions Subscription
What has been the impact of £9k fees and what is in store when the cap on student numbers is lifted?
The great love and lust swindle Subscription
Canadian philosopher Clancy Martin tells John Kaag that the liar and the lover are two sides of the same coin
The results show that most people in the sector enjoy their work and their colleagues, but some are happier than others
The secret lives of child labourers of the Himalayas Subscription
For 15 months, social geographer Jane Dyson lived in a mountain village with young Indian workers, bonding over ‘mountain ice cream’