With Hungary accused of ‘undermining democratic values’, Malcolm Gillies considers to what extent universities with a liberal mission can flourish in ‘illiberal’ societies
Peer review is often thought of as ancient and unchanging, but it is neither – and it shouldn’t be treated as a sacred cow, argues Aileen Fyfe
What are the key issues local union branches are dealing with, and how do they manage relationships with institutions in what many activists argue is an increasingly confrontational environment?
Debate over the RAB charge is misleading. England's higher education funding system is sound and flexible, argues the former universities minister
The former universities minister discusses the reforms that reshaped higher education and his first steps into academia
From tackling pay to decrees on sleep and email curfews, five scholars explain what they would do to improve the academy in 24 hours
Once upon a time there was an adjunct lecturer…By Nicholas Rowe
Poor materials, disengaged students and little time or incentive to prepare dishearten one casualised academic
James Tooley ran into trouble while researching low-cost private education in developing nations
Is there a way for the two tribes to rub along? An academic and an administrator consider the rules of engagement
The male student societies are under pressure like never before. Is it time to shut them down – or can they mend their ways?
If the form-filling that plagues academia is pointless, why do academics comply with it? asks Eliane Glaser
Should the foundations of a 21st-century academic career still be built on the traditional model?
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
Amanda Goodall and Margit Osterloh explore the causes of and solutions to the dearth of women at the top of UK academia
Academics discuss what might be done to improve trust, reduce cynicism and get young people to vote
Three scholars with their sights set on Westminster explain what drives them to aspire to a career in politics
Which institutions are building the reserves to cushion potential shocks from uncapped student recruitment and rocketing research costs?
Higher education figures interrogate the main parties on subjects from policy mistakes to part-time study
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