Are such treasures art for art’s sake, v-cs’ follies or vital assets that further institutional missions?
Nick Hillman examines the endurance of the boarding school model of higher education
As a vague policy commitment moves towards reality, Jack Grove assesses the potential ways and means
After Tory victory in the general election, an EU exit could become reality. We hear from both sides of the debate
Academic Victoria Fontan has borne witness to Iraq’s unfolding tragedy. She discusses encounters with Islamic State and US troops and her fears for the country’s future
Amid concerns about the growing use – and abuse – of quantitative measures in universities, a major new review examines the role of metrics in the assessment of research, from the REF to performance management
Even centuries ago, student misconduct and violence vexed townspeople and authorities. The behaviour, says one scholar, highlights negative stereotypes and socio-political tensions
Six early career researchers reflect on their experiences
With Hungary accused of ‘undermining democratic values’, Malcolm Gillies considers to what extent universities with a liberal mission can flourish in ‘illiberal’ societies
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?
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
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?
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