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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

Thabo, Mbeki, South Africa, Africa Universities Summit,

Thabo Mbeki: African universities must show they can aid development

Former president of South Africa addresses inaugural THE Africa Universities Summit

University of Nottingham Malaysia campus

Branch campus death knell ‘over-exaggerated’, says offshore provost

Head of University of Nottingham Malaysia says too much emphasis placed on small number of closures

International travel, countries connected

Measures of university internationalisation 'seriously inadequate'

Poor benchmarking means that universities are failing to make the most of their internationalisation strategies, says report

Visitors touch REEM-B robot, Pal Technology Robotics, Abu Dhabi, 2008

Why has scientific progress stalled in many Islamic countries?

‘Critical Muslims’ square up to the challenges facing higher education and research

Tagliatelle with bolognese sauce and glass of red wine

A simplified recipe for Bologna

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

Aare Afe Babalola= interview, Afe Babalola University

Q&A with Aare Afe Babalola

We talk to the lawyer, academic, former pro-chancellor and founder of a private university in Nigeria

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

Report attributes decline to UK government trebling tuition fees 

Why are international students so important to our universities?

Sir Keith Burnett responds to home secretary Theresa May’s letter about university funding


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

Christian cross on table

Training for ministry 'threatened by visa policies'

Long-term future of theological colleges in doubt due to stringent visa regime, warns head of one institution

Man lying on beach, Glyfada, Greece

Brexit: the perks and pitfalls for higher education

After Tory victory in the general election, an EU exit could become reality. We hear from both sides of the debate

Diana Huffaker, Cardiff University

Q&A with Diana Huffaker

We talk to the latest Sêr Cymru research chair

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

World University Rankings blog: 500,000 reasons to be cheerful

Data will power the most comprehensive THE World University Rankings yet

Theresa May visa plan 'harmful' to UK's ability to recruit overseas academics

Proposals amount to 41 per cent increase in minimum salary threshold for new researchers to gain visa, Universities UK and Russell Group warn

Students on inflatable boat on beach

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

Visa airport

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

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

Javid wants overseas students to leave UK after graduation

Business secretary answers ‘no’ when asked if non-EU students should be allowed to stay on for work post-graduation

Science Without Borders faces ‘late payment’ claims

Figures quoted in Brazilian media suggest US universities may still be waiting for funds for taking students. Donna Bowater reports from Brazil

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Institutions from 10 countries feature in a top 30 that previews what a new ranking, being discussed at the Africa Universities Summit, might look like

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Pressure from senior management at Uclan to increase student numbers led to pharmacy school over-recruiting, General Pharmaceutical Council finds

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Times Higher Education creates a top 15 table for Africa’s academies ahead of the inaugural THE Africa Universities Summit on 30-31 July