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Lack of female university leaders a problem for Hong Kong

Intervention required to address the issue of under-representation, say Susanne Choi Yuk Ping and Sally Ka-wing Lo

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UK is world’s top destination for fashion students

C’est chic: British fashion schools triumph in inaugural Business of Fashion global ranking

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PhDs from overseas: the rocky road to success for students and supervisors

Cultural differences can complicate relationships between international doctoral students and supervisors, Jack Grove hears

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Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015 results

China continues to advance, but Japan dips in Shanghai Jiao Tong ranking based on research strength

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South Korea plans ‘ghettoised’ university courses for foreign students

Proposal announced by Ministry of Education as the number of international students in the country continues to decline

Tricia King, Birkbeck, University of London

Is the UK getting better at philanthropy?

Incoming vice-president of international operations at Case says that UK fundraisers are ‘wildly talented’ but that the talent pool is ‘still very small’

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World Academic Summit in Melbourne: more speakers announced

Prestigious event will host official launch of the 2015-16 World University Rankings

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Top 10 universities for producing Nobel prizewinners

Times Higher Education analysis reveals the institutions with the most Nobel prizewinners this century

Andrew Fire receives Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2006

Stanford top university for producing Nobel laureates

UK is second to US for nationality of Nobel prizewinners in the 21st century

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World’s university ‘oligopoly’ accused of blocking OECD bid to judge learning quality

Ahelo academic and funder blame research elite for thwarting international graduate tests, but criticisms also levelled at multimillion-dollar ‘failure’

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IIE launches initiative to increase collaboration between US and Iran

Institute of International Education says there is an increased enthusiasm for academic cooperation between the two countries

Female North Korean soldiers, Yalu River, 2010

Campus close-up: Uclan aims to combat media ‘trivialisation’ of North Korea

Course looking at ‘key security issue for East Asia’ part of major University of Central Lancashire investment in Korean studies

12 things you should read if you’re interested in global higher education

From the most international universities in the world to how demographic change will shape 21st-century higher education

Hong Kong skyscrapers

Hong Kong students 'storm meeting' after council fails to appoint liberal to key post

Council member accused of ‘diving like a cheating soccer player’ as continued delay in decision on pro vice-chancellor candidate sparks chaotic scenes

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The people who give millions to their alma mater

A £17.5 million donation to the University of Cambridge has thrown the spotlight on philanthropy, but where does it sit in the recent history of cash gifts? asks John Elmes

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Africa’s female leaders are ‘expected to act like mothers’

Women who head universities say their gender is an extra job

England will not take part in OECD's 'Pisa for universities'

Doubts now raised over future of project billed as having potential to shake up hierarchy of world higher education

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Universities ‘must collect hard data’ on barriers to overseas students

‘Anecdotal evidence has little value’, professor tells UK Council for International Student Affairs conference

US universities slow to respond to prospective international students

US and Canada ranked below four other regions for communicating effectively with prospective international students

A street scene during the Occupy Central protests in Hong Kong

I felt quasi-parental responsibility for students during Occupy, says v-c

The University of Hong Kong’s Peter Mathieson tells John Morgan about the Occupy protests, political pressure and being an outsider

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There are some important dos and don’ts to bear in mind when choosing someone to oversee your doctoral thesis, advises Tara Brabazon