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THE Features archive

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?

When disaster strikes on campus… Subscription

26 February 2015 | By ,

How do universities cope in the aftermath of fires, earthquakes and killing sprees?

Hannah Arendt: thinking versus evil Subscription

26 February 2015 | By Jon Nixon

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

19 February 2015 | By

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

19 February 2015

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

12 February 2015

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

12 February 2015

Canadian philosopher Clancy Martin tells John Kaag that the liar and the lover are two sides of the same coin

Best University Workplace Survey 2015: results and analysis Subscription

5 February 2015 | By

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

5 February 2015 | By

For 15 months, social geographer Jane Dyson lived in a mountain village with young Indian workers, bonding over ‘mountain ice cream’

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