PhD: is the doctoral thesis obsolete? Subscription
Should the foundations of a 21st-century academic career still be built on the traditional model?
If the form-filling that plagues academia is pointless, why do academics comply with it? asks Eliane Glaser
How to redress the gender imbalance Subscription
Amanda Goodall and Margit Osterloh explore the causes of and solutions to the dearth of women at the top of UK academia
To study mass tourism, Hazel Andrews entered a world of binge-drinking, sexism and racism. She describes why she did it and what she learned
How to improve British politics Subscription
Academics discuss what might be done to improve trust, reduce cynicism and get young people to vote
University financial health check 2015 Subscription
Which institutions are building the reserves to cushion potential shocks from uncapped student recruitment and rocketing research costs?
Three scholars with their sights set on Westminster explain what drives them to aspire to a career in politics
Higher education figures interrogate the main parties on subjects from policy mistakes to part-time study
An academic and a graduate give their views on embedding employability into higher education courses
Sabbaticals: no longer so open-ended or available? Subscription
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
In the workplace and at the ballot box, it is time to reject stale ideology, says Thomas Docherty
Ross Aikins considers the evolution of substance use and how universities shape the debate
Interview: the “philosopher president” of Uruguay Subscription
Martin McQuillan meets José Mujica to discuss education and philosophy
Times Higher Education pay survey 2015 Subscription
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
University leaders command huge salaries. Lincoln Allison examines how asceticism gave way to abundance
Matthew Reisz examines how scholars in the region cope with constraints as they continue to hope for a possible future independent state