What can universities do to protect Russian and Ukrainian academics fighting for truth?

Academics’ struggle is a stirring reminder that the freedom of scholars and students to speak, teach and publish is neither inviolable nor dispensable, says Ron Daniels From Times Higher Education, Ron Daniels, Johns Hopkins University For the past month, Vladimir Putin’s horrific, inhumane and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has cost thousands of lives and devastated a sovereign nation. It has also accelerated the suppression of the few remaining mechanisms in Russia for checking the excesses of autocratic power. Russian military and political leaders have been compelled into obeisance on national television. Independent…

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The 10 best global universities of 2022, according to U.S. News and World Report

Havard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. joe daniel price | Moment | Getty Images On Tuesday, U.S. News & World Report released its eighth annual ranking of the best global universities around the world.  The 2022 ranking assesses 1,750 institutions from more than 90 countries across 13 different metrics, including research reputation, faculty publications and international collaboration.  “These rankings stand out from our other education rankings due to their emphasis on academic research,” says Robert Morse, chief data strategist at U.S. News in a statement. “The Best Global Universities feature an overall ranking…

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