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First Times Higher world summit in Central Europe

The importance of universities in shaping a more secure, progressive and prosperous world will be highlighted when the Times Higher Education (THE) holds its first world summit in Central and Eastern Europe, writes Nic Mitchell. The event, titled Building a hub for world-class research, hosted by Palacký University in the Czech Republic from 24-26 April 2018, will discuss, debate and discover the ambitious plans for universities in Central and Eastern…

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Resurgence or retrenchment for European universities?

The final instalment of the 2013 world university rankings season saw mixed fortunes for European universities, contrasting with talk of a ‘resurgence for continental European universities’ only a month ago, as NIC MITCHELL reports. THE Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE WUR) is one of the big three beasts dominating the world of higher education rankings and their verdict on the pecking order of international universities is keenly watched…

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A Far Eastern (and Orange) glow to the rankings…

WHILE some headlines declared the beginning of the end of Western dominance of the World University Rankings with Asia’s high-flyers challenging for supremacy, the latest league table from Times Higher Education actually showed the Yanks and the Brits taking all Top Ten spots. Oxford University, best in Europe and second in the World Rankings with Stanford Oxford moved from fourth to share second spot with Stanford, while the California Institute…

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