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Europe's push for an EU excellence initative, the future of history departments and highlights from the THE Asia Universities Summit. 

Sara Custer is joined by THE journalists Ellie Bothwell, Paul Jump and Rachael Pells. 

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Is the academic work-life balance off-kilter? The findings of Times Higher Education's global survey of univeristy staff's fulfillment with their personal and professional lives is discussed as well as an analysis of UK university enrolments showing a trend towards targeting more mature students at some institions. And we look at how changes in the French high school baccalaureate have sparked protests of President Macron's policies while another higher educaiton institution is benefitting from what it calls a "Macron effect'. 

Sara Custer is joined by news editor Chris Havergal, data editor Simon Baker and acting deputy news editor Ellie Bothwell. 

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The 2018 Times Higher Education Asia Univerity Rankings are revealed alongside a discussion with Sara Custer, special projects editor, Phil Baty, editorial director of global rankings and acting rankings editor Ellie Bothwell. 

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The British Council has predicted that outbound student growth is set to decline globally. What could this mean for internationalisation activities at campuses in the US, UK and Australia? We also bring you an on-the-ground report from a university set in the heart of China's booming tech industry and research saying students aren't happy about being labeled 'snowflake' in this edition of the Times Higher Education issue review. 

Sara Custer is joined by acting deputy news editor Ellie Bothwell, deputy features editor Jack Grove and reporter Sophie Inge.

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Times Higher Education was at the 2018 World Economic Forum to discuss the research power of the world's top universities. Tim Sowula, head of content and engagement for the World Summit Series, speaks with Phil Baty, editorial director of the THE's Global Rankings, and M’hamed el Aisati, director of Content & Analytics for Research Management at Elsevier, about the economic impact of the WEF's GULF universities. We then hear excerpts from leaders of those universities talking about the importance of collaborations between higher education and industry. 

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A possible academic boycott of Israel, the economic impact of the World Economic Forum's group of universities, and this week's Books section are all discussed in this Times Higher Education issue review.

Chris Parr is joined by writer Ellie Bothwell, news editor Chris Havergal, data editor Simon Baker, and books editor Matthew Reisz.

 

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The 2018 Times Higher Education Asia Universities Summit takes place in Shenzhen, China, from 5-7 February, and is hosted in partnership with SUSTech (Southern University of Science and Technology).

Chris Parr is joined by writers Jack Grove and Rachael Pells, editorial director for global rankings, Phil Baty, and head of content and engagement for the World Summit Series Tim Sowula. We also hear from Chunmiao Zheng, dean of the school of environmental science and engineering at SUSTech.

They discuss the rapid growth of Shenzhen as a city, China's increasing attractiveness as a research hub, and look at some of the highlights from the summit agenda. 

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THE journalists discuss the week in HE including threats to academic freedom in Turkey, academic moonlighters and an unusual marriage proposal. Chris Parr is joined by reporter Rachael Pells, news editor Chris Havergal and books editor Matthew Reisz. 

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The UK government reshuffle, which saw Sam Gyimah appointed minister for universities and science; a new report showing the value of overseas students; and an Australian research centre focusing on the study of "Western civilisation" are among the topics discussed in this week's Times Higher Education podcast.

Chris Parr is joined by reporter Sophie Inge, acting deputy news editor Ellie Bothwell, and news editor Chris Havergal. 

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Reductions in the number of UK-led research programmes receiving European Union Funding, higher education in Hong Kong, research with a Christmassy theme, and the best articles of 2017 are all discussed in this week's THE issue review.

Chris Parr is joined by student editor Seeta Bhardwa, reporter Jack Grove, news editor Chris Havergal, and editor John Gill. 

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