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Traditional PhD supervision ‘under threat’ from commercial thinking

Industry-led approach to doctoral education may ‘marginalise’ mentoring

News blog: Universities for Europe launch sees Michael Crick and Chuka Umunna clash

Labour's shadow business secretary warns that universities should not be 'muzzled' in EU debate. John Morgan blogs from the UUK event in London.

Universities urged to be ‘powerful voice’ on benefits of EU membership

Dame Julia Goodfellow, Universities UK president-elect, calls for higher education to ‘stand up and be counted’ in EU referendum debate

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Let students build tech products, UK sector told

Graduate talent spotter says UK’s ‘theoretical’ courses should be more like those in continental Europe

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Life sciences' REF triumph 'lacks credibility'

Bibliometric analysis concludes lower-quality thresholds in 2014 are more likely explanation for doubling of top-rated research

Nigel Piercy resigns as dean of Swansea's School of Management

Controversial dean blames ‘differences’ with the university over implementation of future strategy

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A simplified recipe for Bologna

The reforms have caused rigidity and bloat. Stefan Kühl thinks a boiled-down approach is needed

Number of German students in UK drops for first time since 2007

Report attributes decline to UK government trebling tuition fees 

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President’s doctor to lead new Turkish medical university

Health leaders express fears for institution’s independence after Erdoğan appoints his physician and party deputy 

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Could supervision funding be at risk from future BIS cuts?

Rosemary Deem, the new chair of the UK Council for Graduate Education, tells Holly Else of the risks to PhD support from the government spending review


News blog: José Manuel Barroso’s warning on Brexit impact for universities

Ex-European Commission president speaks to THE for feature that also looks at the fist fight UK universities can expect in return for pro-EU campaign

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Overseas branch campuses still have potential for growth, says study

Moocs and capacity-building projects with partners in developing countries are also expected to expand, a European University Association report finds

Budget savings needed

Budget 2015: Five things for universities to watch out for

Pension relief, salary sacrifice schemes and higher education budgets could be targeted by George Osborne, says Jack Grove

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News blog: Yanis Varoufakis replaced by ex-University of Kent academic

Academic and former finance minister succeeded by Euclid Tsakalotos as Greece debt crisis continues, writes deputy news editor John Morgan

Elsevier journal editors ‘may be asked to resign’ in open access row

Institutions pressure Elsevier to permit all Dutch papers to be freely available online by 2024

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Times are tough, say majority of Irish academics

Post-2007 conditions are worse, workloads are higher and it’s ‘all about the money’ for management, report three-quarters of survey respondents

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Can free thinking continue amid authoritarian culture?

With Hungary accused of ‘undermining democratic values’, Malcolm Gillies considers to what extent universities with a liberal mission can flourish in ‘illiberal’ societies

Female success rate dips to 10 per cent in latest ERC grant round

Women made only 13 per cent of applications to flagship scheme for senior research leaders, council points out

World University Rankings blog: Lessons from the laureates

Nobel prizewinners tell Phil Baty about their tips for success

Remove barriers to open science, says head of EU policy unit

Jean-Claude Burgelman also tells London conference of need to 'embed' the concept in society

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Industry-led approach to doctoral education may ‘marginalise’ mentoring

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