How Policy Instruments Matter in Higher Education Performance

According to the mainstream literature related to governance change in higher education (HE),Western European governments have redesigned governance systems to make HE institutions more accountable by turning to a similar policy formula (the so-called ‘steering at a distance’ governance arrangement).…


Sensing, Seizing, Transforming, and Shaping the Chinese Auto Industry?

David Teece in his concluding article “China and the Reshaping of the Auto Industry: A Dynamic Capabilities Perspective”  examines the Chinese automakers, in competition with foreign car companies, through the four paradigm shifts that are ongoing in the industry: vehicles are becoming electric, autonomous, connected and offer mobility as a service.…


More for less: Nutrition support offers an affordable concurrent treatment for cancer patients

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for February is from Proceedings of the Nutrition Society and is entitled ‘Nutrition support and clinical outcome in advanced cancer patients’ by Authors Alessandro Laviano, Luca Di Lazzaro and Angela Koverech.


Early American dogs from the Midwest

There are some things that we take for granted, but for those of us who own dogs, our pets aren’t one of them.…


From Women’s Empowerment to Gender Inclusion in Global Health Leadership: The GROW Model

International Women’s Day is an occasion to celebrate the women who have fought against all forms of discrimination, exclusion, marginalization, violence, and unequal opportunity faced by women around the world.…


Profile: Professor Athene Donald, Master of Churchill College, Cambridge

Professor Athene Donald is Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Cambridge and Master of Churchill College; she has spent most of her life at Cambridge, including studying there for her first and second degrees.…


Profile: Professor Margot Finn, President of the Royal Historical Society

Professor Margot Finn is an historian of Britain since 1750 and the current President of the Royal Historical Society. Her work has ranged from the history of Victorian popular politics to the gendered legal, social and cultural histories of debt and credit in England. …


The American Political Science Association and Cambridge University Press collaborate to launch APSA Preprints

New service to launch August 2019 will boost speed and impact of early research The American Political Science Association (APSA) will be launching its own open research preprint platform in collaboration with Cambridge University Press, called APSA Preprints, at the Association’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. …


More gender-equal societies have better child health and survival

Annually, one in every seven babies worldwide is born with a low birth weight, while a quarter of children under the age of 5 years (equivalent to 165 million) experience poor growth in height.…


Contemporary European Historians on Brexit

The upshot of this roundtable cannot be easily reduced to a political headline, and that is precisely the point. Serious history rarely works that way.


Why (not) Feathers? Period Hands and Material Encounters in Colonial Peru

My article on feather-work in colonial Peru shows, above all, that we should no longer differentiate between non-literate (material) Native Americans with feathers on their heads and literate Europeans with feathers in their hands. Far more important should be the historian’s distinction between non-literacy and knot literacy as this separates or connects cultures in the stories that we tell about the past.


Profile: Mrs Lee Cheng Ean, University Librarian, National University of Singapore

Mrs Lee Cheng Ean has been the University Librarian at the National University of Singapore, which is ranked 11th in the QS World University Rankings (2019), for more than four years. …