Rankings make the blood pressures of vice chancellors in the UK rise and fall according to where their institution is ranked. Photo of King's College, University of Cambridge ©VisitBritain / Britain on View
Times Higher Education (THE) launched its World Reputation Rankings at a British Council event in Tokyo last week. The British Council's Dr Halima Begum explains how it works and how international collaboration can improve an institution's reputation.
The number of women in higher education surpasses men at undergraduate level in many South Asian countries, but where are the women leaders? Photo at Fatima Jinnah Women University by U.S. Embassy Pakistan under Creative Commons licence.
Students need good listening skills to interpret what people are saying in various academic situations. Photo by Melvin Gaal on Flickr under Creative Commons licence.
Effective listening is essential in an academic context. English for Academic Purposes (EAP) specialist and author Edward de Chazal tells us how English language teachers can help students prepare. His live-streamed British Council seminar is on Wednesday, 26 February.
The number of women in senior leadership does not match the high number of women students. Photo by Texas A&M Engineering under Creative Commons licence.
More women and ethnic minorities enrol in higher education in the UK, US, Australia and Canada than ever. But do universities there mirror this change when recruiting for leadership positions? Philip Esterhuizen (University of Leeds) and the British Council’s Sophia Chan-Combrink explain the issues at our global education dialogue in Hong Kong on 17-18
China once gave the world a range of inventions, including the compass. Photo by Ioannis Kontomitros under Creative Commons licence.
If China is to remain economically competitive, it needs to move away from its current strength of absorbing foreign inventions, argues the British Council's Jeremy Chan. Ahead of his session for education professionals in London on 12 February, he asks what becoming an innovating nation again might cost China and where the opportunities for UK universities