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US universities battle ‘perfect storm’ of controversy

Even by the standards of the daily cascade of chaos that has come to characterise the American news cycle, the nation’s universities have suffered a semestris horribilis.

White House qualifies false Trump claim he doesn’t know his accusers

President Donald Trump claimed on Tuesday that he didn't know or had never met the women accusing him of sexual harassment and assault, despite evidence to the contrary.

Internationalisation key as Asian challengers bid to reap returns

The steady rise of Asian institutions in the world rankings is an all-too-familiar trend: whether it is institutions in China, South Korea, Singapore or Hong Kong, the movement is clear to see.

Men ‘much more likely to ask questions in seminars’ than women

Men are two and a half times more likely to ask a question in an academic seminar than women, according to a major study that offers further explanation of female under-representation in science.