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THE Features archive

Question time: THE election panel grill the politicians Subscription

23 April 2015

Higher education figures interrogate the main parties on subjects from policy mistakes to part-time study

Mock job applications: should they be part of a university degree? Subscription

23 April 2015 | By Bryn Glover, Stephen Longstaffe

An academic and a graduate give their views on embedding employability into higher education courses

Sabbaticals: no longer so open-ended or available? Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

Five academics detail how taking leave of the grind has turbocharged their work – but can everyone get a break?

Let’s make higher education an election issue Subscription

16 April 2015 | By Thomas Docherty

In the workplace and at the ballot box, it is time to reject stale ideology, says Thomas Docherty

Drugs on campus: from psychedelia to responsible research Subscription

9 April 2015 | By Ross Aikins

Ross Aikins considers the evolution of substance use and how universities shape the debate

Interview: the “philosopher president” of Uruguay Subscription

9 April 2015 | By Martin McQuillan

Martin McQuillan meets José Mujica to discuss education and philosophy

Times Higher Education pay survey 2015 Subscription

2 April 2015 | By

Did rises for vice-chancellors outpace those of academic staff, and did the REF swell the salaries of star researchers?

Death of the ascetics: the rise of the v-c lifestyle Subscription

2 April 2015 | By Lincoln Allison

University leaders command huge salaries. Lincoln Allison examines how asceticism gave way to abundance

The Palestinian academy: pressing concerns and future prospects Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

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

26 March 2015 | By Fred Inglis

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

19 March 2015 | By Emma Rees

Emma Rees investigates research where selfhood and scholarship are intertwined

Casualty of war: the hounding of German scholars in the UK Subscription

19 March 2015 | By Frank Finlay

Frank Finlay considers the experience of the immigrant professor who held his post during the 1914-18 conflict

What will the end of final-salary pensions mean for academics? Subscription

12 March 2015 | By , Nicholas Till, Andrew Oswald, Ros Altmann

As a consultation launches, employees consider the impact of the USS reforms

Is employability data being manipulated? Subscription

12 March 2015

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

5 March 2015 | By David Eastwood, Ruth Farwell, Paul Webley, Paul Curran

Vice-chancellors discuss their role and offer advice to aspiring university leaders

Assessing China’s academic orbit Subscription

5 March 2015 | By David Matthews

Yong Zhao believes China doesn’t foster the free thinkers it needs. What is the state of the country’s higher education system?

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