Times Higher Education

Cambridge music job advert strikes discordant note in academia

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 00:00

Academics are divided over whether it was right to use unusually specific criteria when seeking applicants for new post

REF: static ranking raises questions about management policies

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 00:00

Performance targets to boost league table position are questioned as analysis shows little change in Russell Group REF order

Russia 'is safe place to study; stereotype that it’s not is wrong’

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 00:00

Head of Saint Petersburg State University’s Graduate School of Management insists government does not interfere in academic freedom

Historians make emotional journeys into the past

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 00:00

Researchers are finding powerful ways of resurrecting the elusive emotions of previous eras

Grant winners – 24 December 2015

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 00:00

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

Former undercover police officer resigns academic posts

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 11:35

Bob Lambert, who has quit London Met and St Andrews, fathered child with activist he was spying on

Branch campus academics ‘lack autonomy’, study finds

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 00:00

Scholar says academics who move to international outposts do ‘hardly any research’

Apollo buys German for-profit college for $105 million

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 00:00

First foray into Germany for the owner of University of Phoenix

South African government patches holes in student funding regime

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 12:07

Almost 7 billion rand (£310 million) made available to pay for fee freeze and student support

Universities in ‘bunfight’ over schools that offer rich pickings for outreach

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 00:00

Pupils in isolated areas miss out as collaborative spirit of Aimhigher era fades, says study

Lord Stern review: no ‘foregone conclusions’ about future of REF

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 00:00

Chair of review into research excellence framework also defends decision to have steering committee dominated by Russell Group

Postgrad loans of £9k recommended by Scottish government review

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 16:06

Debt could be repaid if students stay in Scotland to work after course finishes

Moocs-for-credit partnership sees slow start on completions

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 15:25

Less than 1 per cent of those enrolled on Global Freshman Academy courses eligible for credit, but university involved says it is ‘positive first step’

Not prolific in research, but not lazy either: meet the ‘academic artisans’

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 00:00

Role of lecturers who play a key part in teaching and administration should get more recognition, according to study

French higher education ‘isn’t where it should be’, says business school dean

Sun, 12/20/2015 - 00:00

Associate dean at HEC Paris says French institutions must look to international peers if they want to compete globally

Magical thinking: academic study aims to shed light on age-old art

Sat, 12/19/2015 - 00:00

Claims that magic shows are just trivial trickery understate their true significance, says scholar

Alan Milburn commission: look again at post-exam applications

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 16:13

Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission says targets set to be missed on access so more action needed

LSE director Craig Calhoun to step down

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 11:53

The US sociologist has informed staff that he will not seek a second term as head of the London School of Economics

Oxford college agrees to remove Cecil Rhodes plaque

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 11:53

But the fate of Rhodes statue remains uncertain as anti-racism campaigners call for it be taken down

Staffordshire University names new vice-chancellor

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 11:32

Sheffield Hallam University deputy vice-chancellor Liz Barnes will take over at Staffordshire early next year

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