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Articles from No. 2240, 2016

Amgen Set to Tackle Reproducibility Crisis
Drug company launches platform for studies that try to replicate results. David Matthews reportsA major pharmaceutical company is launching a new platform for the publication of experiments that attempt to replicate previous research in a bid to tackle...
And the Band Played On
A study of the Fab Four's legal woes reveals their naivety and reads like a thriller, says Martin James Baby You're a Rich Man: Suing The Beatles for Fun and ProfitBy Stan SoocherUniversity Press of New England 314pp, £20.00 ISBN 9781611683806...
A Test Track for Moral Reasoning
Jane O'Grady on a thought experiment that is an endless platform for exploring ethical principles The Trolley Problem MysteriesBy F. M. Kamm Edited by Eric Rakowski, with commentaries by Judith Jarvis Thomson, Thomas Hurka and Shelly KaganOxford...
Bring Medical Research Back to 'Bedside', Say Trio
Oxford scientists claim new areas of focus have led to neglect of physiology. David Matthews writesBreakthroughs in basic science have failed to translate into better care for patients because medical scientists are insufficiently trained to do "bedside"...
Business Schools 'Must Confront Leader Stereotypes'
Conference host says schools must 'deconstruct' curricula to stem gender bias. John Elmes writes A professor who is launching a new centre on women's role in the workplace has challenged business schools to ditch the stereotype of the white,...
Carnegie Mellon Chief: Industry Is Failing to Fund Basic Research
Subra Suresh sounds alarm on funding that is now 'more D in R&D than R'. David Matthews reportsCompanies are failing to invest in basic research, the president of Carnegie Mellon University has warned, meaning that it is more vital than ever to convince...
EU Student Numbers Up after Cap Comes Off
Institutions step up recruitment on Continent amid concerns over loans access. John Morgan reportsA number of English universities, including some in the Russell Group, have increased their recruitment of European Union students by more than 40 per cent...
Frames of Mind
Two famous social psychology experiments have reached the silver screen. Antonio Melechi examines the relationship between the discipline and Hollywood, and the psychological reach of the cinema In 1925, the Hollywood producer Samuel Goldwyn...
Global Traffic Patterns
More can be done in the UK to encourage study abroad, but bigger flows into the anglophone world may remain, says David Willetts About 2 per cent of the world's university students travel abroad to study. That amounts to 4 million out of 200...
Grant Winners
Royal SocietyUniversity research fellowshipsAward winner: Sarah MalikInstitution: Imperial College LondonValue: £488,165Where particle physics meets cosmology: searching for dark matter at the LHCAward winner: Tom WilliamsInstitution: University of BristolValue:...
HE&me
HE&ME_standfirst. May vary in depth - shorter is better. May also go over two columns depending on picture. Name of person interviewed in black, please David Sobral is an astrophysicist who, while at the University of Lisbon, led...
Industry-Backed PhDs Don't Want to Remain in the Pool
Chief scientist at UK arm of electronics giant Thales says big business is frustrated at retention rates. Jack Grove reports Getting big business to sponsor PhD students is often seen as a win for both industry and academia.Corporations gain...
King's, Arizona State and New South Wales Form Global Alliance
The three institutions aim to tackle sustainability and educational attainment in new partnership. Ellie Bothwell reports International collaboration in the higher education sector has increased rapidly over the past decade. Recent figures...
Liberal Arts: How Are Students Finding Pick 'N' Mix Model?
More UK institutions are adopting the US degree. Natasha Turner examines graduates' prospects Regent's University London has become the latest UK institution to introduce its own US-style liberal arts degrees to its body of courses, welcoming...
Mathematics Is No Mystery
Book in style of LA crime fiction offers lessons from a private eye. Matthew Reisz reports A former maths professor has turned detective to demonstrate just how useful - and how entertaining - his subject can be.James Stein, emeritus professor...
Mind the Opportunity Gap: It's Time to Take the Lie of the Higher Education Landscape
A study of admissions data reveals stubborn inequalities in a rapidly changing sector. Campus mergers may be the best strategy for social mobility, argues Danny Dorling The controls on the numbers of students UK universities can enrol were...
Most BME Staff 'Face Bullying from Managers'
Most ethnic minority staff in higher education face bullying, harassment and racially insensitive comments in the workplace, a survey suggests.Around seven out of 10 black and minority ethnic staff working at universities (72 per cent) who responded...
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Copy here in Body_text RLEmail signoffThe founding leader of a major polytechnic has died.Leonard Lawley was born in Cradley Heath on 13 March 1922 and attended Stourbridge Grammar School. Although he started as a fee payer, he was awarded a scholarship...
News in Brief
UK scienceBrexit 'doubts' surface in BISJo Johnson, the universities minister, has made the case that a British exit from the European Union could damage UK research, potentially putting him at odds with Sajid Javid, the business secretary. Speaking...
'No Excuses for Poor Teaching in £9K Fees Era'
The introduction of £9,000 tuition fees means that universities no longer have a "reasonable alibi" for complaints about teaching quality, Lord Willetts has said.Speaking at a debate organised by the Higher Education Policy Institute and the Higher Education...
No More Public Funding at Welsh For-Profits
The Welsh government will in future only provide public funding to students at providers with charitable status, meaning an end to public support at for-profit colleges.The move, announced by the Welsh government in an email on 21 January to private...
Nothing but Text on the Mind
Rachel Bowlby traces how a school of literary thought and its major figures hit the big time Theory at Yale: The Strange Case of Deconstruction in AmericaBy Marc RedfieldFordham University Press272pp, £68.00 and £20.99ISBN 9780823268665 and...
One in Four Entrants Has a BTEC, Study Finds
More than one in four English students accepted into higher education last year had at least one vocational BTEC among their qualifications, a study says.Analysis by Ucas shows that 26 per cent (102,700) of English university entrants had a BTEC in 2015,...
Plymouth Payout for Purcell after Turmoil
Ex v-c picked up £125K for loss of office, while £180K went to other staff. John Morgan writesWendy Purcell, the former Plymouth University vice-chancellor, received £45,000 in performance-related pay and another £125,000 for loss of office in the year...
Poorer Applicants 'Disadvantaged' in Postgrad Fun Ding Struggle
Nearly half of the richest applicants to postgraduate degrees expect to rely on their parents for funding, while as few as one in eight students from poorer backgrounds can say the same, according to a major study.A survey of 1,226 taught postgraduates...
Region Looks to National Rankings to Gain Visibility
Sector is being streamlined in Iraqi Kurdistan as officials seek help from UK. Matthew Reisz writes The end of last year saw the launch of the first national ranking of the universities in Iraqi Kurdistan.This is largely unprecedented in the...
Santander Banks on Youth to Deliver Digital Dividends
Baroness Vadera tells Chris Havergal how financial institution is challenging students and graduates to tackle key sector problems With huge spending power and thousands of employees, what could one of the UK's largest banks possibly learn...
Shelf Life
David HarveyWhat literature captivated you in your youth?At school I did a lot of acting and got to like Shakespeare, as well as the metaphysical poets (Donne, Marvell) and T. S. Eliot (Four Quartets to this day I consider truly beautiful). My reading...
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The Week in Higher Education
David Cameron has waded into the row about racism at the University of Oxford, accusing his alma mater of "not doing enough" to find places for non-white students. Writing for The Sunday Times on 31 January, the prime minister said that racism in top...
Tracing Paper Skin? Toughen Up
Scholars seeking to make a difference are let in on the secrets of engagement, says Richard Joyner The Public Professor: How to Use Your Research to Change the World By M. V. Lee Badgett New York University Press 256pp, £64.00 and £16.99 ISBN...
Went the Day Well?
Good managers will digest the full spectrum of responses in our workplace survey to protect the system's creative heartbeat Job security, academic standards, workload - you name it, university staff have concerns about it.This is one of the dispiriting,...
What Are You Reading?
A weekly look over the shoulders of our scholar-reviewers Carina Buckley, instructional design manager, Southampton Solent University, is reading Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin (Virago, 2001). "In this astonishing masterpiece, Atwood...
Whistle While You Work?
The bulk of campus staff find their jobs rewarding and pay satisfactory, the Times Higher Education University Workplace Survey 2016 reveals. But our poll suggests a deep gulf between academics and professional and support staff in many areas...
World in Brief
CanadaYoga becomes OKA Canadian university's student body has announced that it will reinstate free yogaclasses for students, after suspending the lessons over fears that they could be seen as a form of "cultural appropriation" of a non-Western practice....
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