Rank #1: THE Podcast: Measuring universities' social impact
Data scientists at Times Higher Education are busy analysing thousands of data points evidencing how universities are contributing to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The result will be THE’s Inaugural University Impact Rankings that will launch on 3 April at the Innovation and Impact Summit at the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.
Duncan Ross, THE’s chief data officer, Phil Bay, THE’s chief knowledge officer and Tim Sowula, head of content and engagement for the World Summit Series join Sara Custer to talk about the methodology behind the rankings and the ambition that inspired this project.
Mar 04 2019
Rank #2: THE Podcast: which US institutions are best at student engagement?
Does a small campus always create a greater sense of community? Do lower faculty to student ratios mean teaching is better? We discuss the results of our annual survey of 200,000 current college students across the US and the top performers in the Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education College Rankings.
Sara Custer is joined by rankings editor Ellie Bothwell and student content editor Seeta Bhardwa.
Sep 20 2018
Rank #3: THE Podcast: Are universities equipped to meet the digital literacy gap?
Before digital literacy can become the fourth pillar of education – alongside reading, writing and 'rithmetic – educators must first agree on what being digitally literate actually looks like and where the gaps in understanding lie. And what about digital media platforms themselves – should they be involved in this instruction?
Sara Custer speaks with Jo Coldwell-Neilson, associate dean of teaching and learning at Deakin University, who argues that nobody is actually a digital native, and Joel Breakstone, director of the Stanford History Education Group, who says that the approach to teaching digital literacy needs to be updated, but there are reasons to be optimistic.
Feb 26 2019
Rank #4: THE Podcast: World University Rankings 2019 results
In case you haven't heard, every year we rank 1,000 research-intensive universities from around the world based on their teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. Such rich data means we can identify shifts in the performance of universities and benchmark excellence in global higher education.
Sara Custer is joined by THE's chief knowledge officer Phil Baty and rankings editor Ellie Bothwell to discuss the trends in this year's rankings and reveal the top 10 institutions on our list.
Sep 26 2018
Rank #5: THE Podcast: Spotting trends in HE data
Times Higher Education's data editor Simon Baker joins Sara Custer to talk about stories he's worked on recently using data sets from around the HE world, including figures from THE's own 2019 World University Rankings.
The stories mentioned in the podcast are:
Should the research elite collaborate more with poor countries? https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/should-research-elite-collaborate-more-poor-countries
Which countries’ HE systems are globalising quickest? https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/which-countries-he-systems-are-globalising-quickest
Postgraduate earnings premium ‘varies hugely across OECD’ https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/postgraduate-earnings-premium-varies-hugely-across-oecd
Is higher education an out-of-control, money-making juggernaut? https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/higher-education-out-control-money-making-juggernaut
Oct 19 2018
Rank #6: THE Podcast: Universities and their cities
Universities have historically been rooted in a place, but what does that symbiotic relationship with the local community look like for modern institutions?
Sara Custer is joined by John Morgan, THE's deputy news editor and John Goddard, founding director of the Centre for Urban & Regional Development Studies at Newcastle University.
Nov 09 2018
Rank #7: THE Podcast: highlights from the 2018 World Academic Summit
The World Academic Summit hosted by the National University of Singapore brought together more than 500 university and industry leaders to discuss the transformative power research can have in advancing knowledge, driving economic growth and building nations.
Sara Custer is joined by THE's chief knowledge officer Phil Baty and editor John Gill to discuss the highlights. Eng Chye Tan, president of NUS, Mamokgethi Phakeng, vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town and Jenny Dixon, deputy vice-chancellor strategic engagement at the University of Aukland also give comments.
Oct 02 2018
Rank #8: THE Podcast: Australia's research challenge
It's often said that Australia "punches above its weight" when it comes to internationalisation and research volume and impact. But could recent funding cuts take the wind out of its sails?
THE's Asia Pacific editor John Ross talks to digital editor Sara Custer about the funding landscape, international researchers and a special nudge for the higher education sector from Australian of the Year and physicist, Michelle Simmons.
Ana Deletic, pro vice-chancellor for research at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, joins later to discuss research for the public good, open access and if the academy stymies blue skies thinking.
THE will host the Research Excellence Summit: Asia-Pacific at UNSW, Sydney 19-21 February.
Feb 15 2019
Rank #9: THE Podcast: Presidents of ETH Zurich, University of Toronto and NYU talk talent
The next three Times Higher Education World Academic Summits will be held in partnership with ETH Zurich, the University of Toronto and New York University. Here we speak with the leaders of these institutions –the former head of ETH Zurich, Lino Guzzella; Meric Gertler, president of the University of Toronto, and Andy Hamilton president of NYU – about talent in the 21st century, how a university's place is more important than ever and how to rethink the trajectory of students and institutions.
Sara Custer is joined by Phil Baty, THE's chief knowledge officer and Tim Sowula, head of content and engagement for the World Summit Series.
For more information about the next three years of World Academic Summits, visit https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-academic-summit-hosts-confirmed-until-2021.
Jan 22 2019
Rank #10: THE Podcast: THE Live panel Entertaining Thoughts
This special edition of the Times Higher Education podcast features a live discussion of the UK's most provocative higher education headlines, some future gazing and what our panelists would do if they were minister for a day.
Sara Custer is joined by Mary Curnock Cook, former-CEO of UCAS; Pamela Gillies, principal/vice-chancellor at Glasgow Caledonian University; Nick Hillman, director of the Higher Education Policy Institute; and Chloe Tear, a third year student at Leeds Trinity University and a disability activist.
Dec 05 2018