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THE Features archive

Is ‘academic citizenship’ under strain? Subscription

29 January 2015 | By ,

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

29 January 2015 | By

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

22 January 2015 | By

Jack Grove reports from Moscow on bold plans to revive the country’s ailing higher education sector

The rise of the medical humanities Subscription

22 January 2015

Belinda Jack examines the growing field and considers the therapeutic effects of poetry

How to give the next generation of scholars a career boost Subscription

15 January 2015 | By

Holly Else examines European efforts to make academic career paths less challenging to navigate

Cultural guardian confronts the looters Subscription

15 January 2015 | By

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

8 January 2015

Tim Hall describes staff and student experiences of interdisciplinary mergers, including an awkward departmental ‘speed date’

Interview: Terry Eagleton Subscription

8 January 2015

The literary theorist talks about his 50-year career, the importance of low-minded virtues and the double act of Christianity and communism

New year’s resolutions – for others to keep Subscription

1 January 2015

Imagine having the power to direct higher education leaders, scholars or policymakers to take - and stick to - a new approach in 2015

REF 2014 rerun: who are the 'game players'? Subscription

1 January 2015 | By

How do rankings shift when institutions are compared on research intensity rather than on standard GPA alone?

REF 2014: results by subject Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Were new research stars born? Who was helped or hurt by impact? Times Higher Education dissects the results by discipline

Game of thrones: John Sutherland on university loos Subscription

18 December 2014

Communal, high-tech or under lock and key, lavatories reveal more than you think, says the emeritus professor of English literature

Times Higher Education's Books of 2014 Subscription

18 December 2014

The year’s best reads for work and pleasure, chosen by scholars and senior figures in the sector

One scholar’s crusade against the REF Subscription

11 December 2014

The flawed research excellence framework is not a process of peer review in any meaningful sense, argues Derek Sayer

Six trends in campus design Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

Landmarks, ‘starchitecture’, green reuse, city-centre strategies: Chris Parr on forces shaping the sector’s bricks and mortar

Where next for university governance? Subscription

4 December 2014 | By

After a period of turmoil at Plymouth University, an external review is pending, and the findings may have implications for the sector, writes John Morgan

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