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Is London still the place to be for students and researchers? How has Brexit impacted UK higher education? And how significant are the results of the THE World University Rankings? All these issues, along with a look at the programme for next month's World Academic Summit in London next month, are discussed in this podcast special.

THE's Chris Parr is joined by Ed Byrne, principal and president of King's College London; Funmi Olonisakin,vice-president and vice-principal (international) at King's; Evelyn Welch, senior vice-president and provost for arts and sciences at King's; and Tim Sowula, head of content and engagement for the THE World Summit series.

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Recorded at the THE Research Excellence Summit in Taichung, Taiwan. Chris Parr is joined by Phil Baty, editorial director of global rankings; Holly Else, reporter; and Tim Sowula, head of content and engagement at for the World Summit seriues to discuss some of the key themes from the event. The summit was hosted by China Medical University. 

We also hear from delegates including Cheryl Regehr, vice-president and provost at the University of Toronto; Alison Beavis, deputy dean in the Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation at the University of Sydney; Katar Singh, director of international relations at SRM University; and Alan Lau, pro vice-chancellor of research performance and development Swinburne University of Technology.

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The results of the 2017 teaching excellece framework discussed by the Times Higher Education editorial team. View the results here.

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The 2017 THE Innovation & Impact Summit took place in Hong Kong, and was hosted in partnership with the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong. Hear from speakers and delegates at the event, including Jacques Biot, president of École Polytechnique and Timothy W. Tong, president of Hong Kong PolyU.

The podcast is introduced by THE editor John Gill, editorial director of our global rankings, Phil Baty, and reporter Ellie Bothwell. 

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What could be the next cutting edge research field? Why are so many UK universities struggling to make progress on closing the gender gap? And what awaits delegates at this year's THE Innovation and Impact Summit in Hong Kong next week? All these topics and more are discussed in this week's THE issue review podcast.

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The results of the 2017 Times Higher Education HE Pay Survey - showing declining salaries and a persisting gender pay gap - are discussed in this week's THE podcast.  

We also reveal the most stressful place to be an academic and hear about the highlights of the latest THE Books section. Chris Parr is joined by data editor Simon Baker, books editor Matthew Reisz, and reporter Jack Grove. 

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Visa crackdowns in the US and Australia, what it's like to be one of a few Trump-voting professors in a US university, and research at a military hospital in Afghanistan are all discussed in this week's THE issue review, recorded in Red Lion Square, London.

Chris Parr is joined by editor, John Gill, and reporters, Ellie Bothwell and John Elmes.

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The funding of exciting, imaginative, unpredictable research, the snap general election in the UK, and this week's THE Books section are all discussed in the weekly issue review podcast.

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Join THE editor John Gill, rankings editor Phil Baty, and summit content head Tim Sowula on a minibus in Brisbane as they head home from the 2017 Young Universities Summit, which was held at Queensland University of Technology.

We also hear from Alison Lloyd, director of institutional research and planning at Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Er Meng Hwa, vice-president (international affairs) at Nanyang Technological University; Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College; Peter Coaldrake, vice-chancellor of Queensland University of Technology; Ihron Rensburg, vice-chancellor of the University of Johannesburg; and Fernando León–García, president of CETYS University.

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Are UK university staff happy with the way their institution is run? Should there be more scrutiny over for-profit university ownership? And which are the best universities in Japan for equipping students with the skills needed in the 21st century?

These questions, along with a taster of our Young Universities Summit, are all discussed in the latest THE issue review podcast

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