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David Willetts (Conservative peer, former universities and science minister) and Andrew Adonis (Labour peer, former education minister and architect) discuss the state of UK higher education, including the tuition fee system, vice-chancellor pay levels, and the future of university funding. Caired by THE's John Morgan. 

More on this debate here

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This week, more than 450 delegates from 52 countries across the world gathered in London for the 2017 THE World Academic Summit, hosted by King's College London.

The event made headlines around the world, and saw more than 75 speakers - including Nobel laureates and leaders of the world's highest ranking universities - come together to debate and discuss the global issues currently affecting higher education. 

Chris Parr is joined by reporter Ellie Bothwell, editorial director of THE's global rankings Phil Baty, and head of content and engagement for the World Summit series Tim Sowula to discuss their highlights from the event.

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The results of the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings are out now! You can access the results in full here, and detailed analysis here.

In this podcast, the results are discussed by Phil Baty, editorial director, global rankings, at THE, and Seeta Bhardwa, student content editor. The podcast is presented by Chris Parr.

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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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