Feature: 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’
Is ‘academic citizenship’ under strain? Subscription
A wide range of essential under-the-radar tasks sustain academic culture, but who will perform them in an increasingly careerist academy?
Interview with David Lodge Subscription
As he turns 80, the writer discusses the ‘golden age’ of universities and the (imagined) sexual indiscretions of academics
Russia’s universities: rebuilding ‘collapsed stars’ Subscription
Jack Grove reports from Moscow on bold plans to revive the country’s ailing higher education sector
The rise of the medical humanities Subscription
Belinda Jack examines the growing field and considers the therapeutic effects of poetry
Holly Else examines European efforts to make academic career paths less challenging to navigate
Cultural guardian confronts the looters Subscription
Donna Yates is tackling the illicit trade in antiquities, and although it can be dangerous, the archaeologist says it’s a world away from Lara Croft
Multidisciplinary departments: do they work? Subscription
Tim Hall describes staff and student experiences of interdisciplinary mergers, including an awkward departmental ‘speed date’
Interview: Terry Eagleton Subscription
The literary theorist talks about his 50-year career, the importance of low-minded virtues and the double act of Christianity and communism