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Universities flying higher

The transport used by universities and their staff is always a topic of interest. Some of our American cousins take things to a whole new level.

University Governance. With a Capital G.

Governance (with a capital ‘G’) remains one of the big issues facing universities and it has to have more prominence. If we fail to focus more efforts in this area then the possibility of new fractures will grow.

Plan for the worst and hope for the best

Universities have over-relied on growth to see themselves through tough times. The safer option now is to consolidate and see out the coming crisis, argues Jim Dickinson.

Women in HE: where we are how we might do better

To mark International Women’s Day, Ellen Pugh looks at where women work in higher education, the progress that the sector has made in increasing women’s representation, and what more can be done to break the glass ceiling.

Peacock or perish? Prestige and gender in academia

Exploring findings from research with 30 mid-career academic women at universities in London, Camille Kandiko Howson considers why women only progress in higher education to a certain point.

Women and wonkery: marking International Women’s Day

It’s International Women’s Day tomorrow and we’re marking it all week here on Wonkhe. Louisa Darian sets out what’s in store over the coming few days and explains why we’re refreshing our focus on women and wonkery.

Governance of UK universities: what’s going on?

Good governance of universities has never mattered so much, but it never seems to be high on the agenda. Today we announce a new research project aimed at understanding governance in HE and helping the sector improve this vital part of university leadership.

Governance of HE: Gender balance of university boards

The first results of our university governance project – the gender balance on governing bodies – some surprising results and hopefully some lessons for senior leaders in their work to achieve a better balance.

Data capability: a call to action

With so many data-related changes emerging across the landscape, a failure to engage with this agenda is likely to leave institutions struggling with data problems for years to come. Andy Youell argues that the sector now needs a sea-change in the way it thinks about data in universities.

With big data comes big responsibility

As universities look to drive efficiency and more student-centric service delivery, Jackie Njoroge argued that the sector should focus on maximising the value of management information to support an evidence-based approach.

Information overload

Freedom of Information is possibly over-rated. As these examples of FOI requests to one university demonstrate.

Innovation? No thanks

A brief commentary on the latest PA Consulting Report – The Innovation Race. We’re losing it apparently.

The university portrait

Mike Ratcliffe gives a brief history of the university portrait looking at the ways in which the tradition has changed over time.

Apocalypse now?

Are universities doomed? With the apocalyptic tone to many recent pieces on higher education you could be given for thinking universities are facing imminent disaster.