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Does a small campus always create a greater sense of community? Do lower faculty to student ratios mean teaching is better? We discuss the results of our annual survey of 200,000 current college students across the US and the top performers in the Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education College Rankings. 

Sara Custer is joined by rankings editor Ellie Bothwell and student content editor Seeta Bhardwa.  

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Results from a major higher education funding review, a potential overahaul of student visas and a closer look at the university pensions scheme are all on the docket for autumn. 

Sara Custer speaks with deputy news editor John Morgan about the significant statements universities minister Sam Gyimah made at the Universities UK annual conference and what the next few months have in store for the sector. 

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Universities are competing to attract and retain globally mobile talent. What are the strategic challenges to stand out from the crowd? How much does work culture affect academics' career decisions? And do English speaking countries have an advantage when vying for star researchers?

Phil Baty chairs this live podcast from the Times Higher Education Research Excellence Summit Eurasia at Kazan Federal University. He’s joined by Steven Duggen, director of education partnerships at the Microsoft Corporation and a member of the governing board of the Unesco Institute for Information Technologies in Education; Anamika Srivastava assistant director at the Centre for International Trade and Economic Laws at O.P. Jindal Global University; and Airat Khasianov director of the Higher School of Information Technologies and Intelligent Systems at Kazan Federal university.

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At the 2018 World Academic Summit in Singapore, higher education leaders from around the world will discuss how academic research can build nations and drive economies. We'll hear first-hand how research has impacted the summit's host institution the National University of Singapore and introduce some of the speakers and sessions on the programme. 

Sara Custer is joined by Tim Sowula head of content and engagement for THE summits and Andrew Wee vice-president for university and global relations at NUS.

The fifth World Academic Summit will take place 25-27 September at the National University of Singapore. Register to attend 

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Australia has benefitted from record growth in international student enrolments in the past five years, but institutions are now confronted with a situation where they're overreliant on foreign student fees. 

 

Sara Custer is joined by Times Higher Education's Asia Pacific editor John Ross and the International Education Association of Australia's CEO Phil Honeywood. 

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A recent article published by Times Higher Education sparked a backlash from audiences for its criticism of students and what the author calls "Millennial entitlement". Here we dissect the piece to better understand the root of the author's rancour: students with different academic needs, pressures to meet attainment metrics and fewer full-time faculty members with the agency to do anything about. 

Sara Custer is joined by THE features editor Paul Jump and Vasti Torres, a professor in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan. 

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At the 2018 Times Higher Education Teaching Excellence Summit, global experts on teaching and learning debated how universities should balance world class research with effective teaching as well as the best way to teach students – lectures or active learning? 

Sara Custer speaks with two presenters from the summit, Suzi Derbyshire deputy vice-chancellor of Learning and Teaching at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia and Bob Duke the director of the Center for Music Learning at the University of Texas at Austin. 

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In this bonus episode of the THE podcast, Sara Custer speaks with Richard Arum dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Education and author of Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses after his plenary speech at the 2018 Times Higher Education Teaching Excellence Summit at the University of Glasgow. 

Arum discusses the need for more research into improving higher education learning, how technology is changing both teaching and research and how universities have a responsibilty, now more than ever, to ensure students are civically engaged. 

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A bonds arms race is heating up in higher education but what could taking on more creditors mean for the mission of an institution? Why do univerisites need to raise millions – sometimes billions – of dollars? And is everyone on a level playing field whent it comes to attracting investors? 

 

Sara Custer speaks with Times Higher Education reporter David Matthews and senior vice president for Finance at the University of Minnesota, Brian Burnett. 

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Ahead of our inagural Europe Teaching Rankings, we discuss what metrics the Times Higher Education data team have used to compare like for like in teaching excellence across European countries and how universities and governments can get involved in making the data set even richer. The full results of this pioneering research will be announced at the Times Higher Education Teaching Excellence Summit at the University of Glasgow on 11 July. 

 

Sara Custer is joined by Phil Baty, editorial director for global rankings, and Duncan Ross director of data an analytics. 

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