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British university calls off conference amid protests from transgender activists

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Incident is latest in which academics say they are facing hostility for views that do not conform to those of activists.

University of Leeds pulls job ad for position viewed by many as exploitative

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British university pulls a job ad after many call the position description exploitative.

Experts have doubts on Russia's plans to reform research efforts

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Experts question whether new National Science Project will have wide impact beyond creating "a few islands of research excellence."

Academics criticize plan for Oxford's new college

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Academics say that, in a break from centuries of tradition, central administration will control it.

The modern German university is satirized in film

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At a fictional institution, officials obsess over assessments of research quality, pander to donors and equate educating students with job training.

Shift in mission of Melbourne University press raises many issues

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Shift at Melbourne University Publishing raises question of whether nonacademic books can be used to subsidize academic publishing.

New effort in Britain tries to remove bias from faculty recruiting

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Can a shift in the way candidates are evaluated eliminate bias based on gender, race and background?

European Commission envoy warns about mirror journals as way around open-access requirements

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European Commission envoy sees attempt to get around open-access requirements.

Male backlash blamed for failure of effort in France to hire more female academics

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Requiring that at least 40 percent of search committee members be female was followed by a drop in hiring of women, study found.

South Korean leaders continue to meddle in university leadership choices, critics say

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Academics worry about turnover of university leaders following a new government.

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