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Nicole Kidman visits King's to research Rosalind Franklin play

Academy Award-winning actress visits archives and old laboratories where the famous British scientist worked

Pay academics bonuses to boost productivity, study suggests

Performance-related pay causes the best academics to cluster together, evidence from Germany suggests

The week in higher education cartoon (27 August 2015)

The week in higher education – 27 August 2015

The good, the bad and the offbeat: the academy through the lens of the national press

Miles Cole illustration (27 August 2015)

Metrics are no substitute for good research management

You can’t measure human skills the way you do engineering systems, Robert Dingwall and Mary Byrne McDonnell observe

David Latchman has ‘no case to answer’ after research misconduct investigation

But master of Birkbeck has accepted that there were ‘procedural matters’ in his lab that ‘required attention’

Should I keep the title of my paper brief?

Researchers find an unexpected link between brevity and popularity

Student using college language lab

Modern languages ‘sold short by REF’

The merger of seven subpanels into a single one for modern languages and linguistics has skewed results, claim scholars

Confidential documents locked with padlock and chain

Confidential medical data found abandoned on campus

Names, addresses and sensitive information discovered in unlocked filing cabinet at University of Bedfordshire

Castellers de Vilafranca form human tower, Tarragona, Spain

Is mass authorship destroying the credibility of papers?

The rise in ‘kilo-authors’ and ‘gift authorship’ is causing the academy to rethink how it assesses the worth of academic publications

#FieldworkFail: Twitter users share their research mishaps

Carrying out research in the field, what’s the worst that could happen?

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Citations? Great. But have you got the ‘t factor’?

Proposed Twitter-based altmetric would treat retweets like citations

Lead feature montage (20 August 2015)

Which universities are the most innovative?

Ellie Bothwell introduces our four ‘innovation indicators’ and reveals the strongest performers as we visualise a new ranking based on university-industry collaboration

Concerns dwindle over quality of open access journals

Fears over quality decline, but many academics still unclear over open access requirements

Scholar is spending a year ‘as David Bowie’

Kingston academic Will Brooker pioneers a new kind of immersive research

Harvard University statue

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015 results

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

Anne Boring

Female lecturers ‘suffer from gender biases’ in student ratings

French research finds that undergraduates give higher scores to male teachers

Camila Batmanghelidjh

London School of Economics was paid £40,000 for glowing report on Kids Company

Study praised founder of now defunct charity, Camila Batmanghelidjh, for ‘beauty and profound truth’ of her message

Dale Edwin Murray illustration (6 August 2015)

Instant results: a brainstorming success story

Andrew Palmer on using the thinktank approach to solve problems that conventional research could take years to answer

Man lying beneath rugby pile-up

The worst piece of peer review I’ve ever received

Six academics share their experiences before delivering a verdict on the system

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Academy Award-winning actress visits archives and old laboratories where the famous British scientist worked

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Kevin Haggerty and Aaron Doyle offer tips on making postgraduate study even tougher (which students could also use to avoid pitfalls if they prefer)

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

  • Man lying beneath rugby pile-up

Six academics share their experiences before delivering a verdict on the system

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