50 professors decry Murdoch ac...

Nov 8, 2019 by

Geoff Maslen – More than 50 of Australia’s most distinguished professors have written to the vice-chancellor of Perth’s Murdoch...

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Securitisation and the challen...

Nov 3, 2019 by

Bernhard Streitwieser – I was recently invited to participate in a European Union Horizon 2020-funded project in 13 European...

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In defence of universities as ...

Oct 27, 2019 by

Svein Stølen and Åse Gornitzka – A focus on core academic values must be the bedrock of global universities’ strategies for the...

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University president under fir...

Oct 27, 2019 by

Yojana Sharma – A political row has erupted over a university president’s commitment in writing to back Hong Kong students...

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The need for a values-based un...

Oct 3, 2019 by

Emiliano Bosio – The shift from pedagogically based academic values to market-based values over the past 30 years has signalled...

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Closing elite university feede...

Sep 11, 2019 by

Patrik T Hultberg and David Santandreu Calonge  – Aimee Chung recently reported in an article titled “Minister moves against...

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University split over ‘racist’...

Sep 4, 2019 by

Sharon Dell  – Africa’s largest open distance learning institution, the University of South Africa (UNISA), is embroiled...

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No US or China higher educatio...

Aug 11, 2019 by

Gerard Postiglione  – It would not be surprising if the United States-China trade war and the accompanying intellectual...

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Universities ride eSports wave...

Aug 4, 2019 by

Yojana Sharma  – Almost below the radar of university leadership, eSports or competitive computer gaming tournaments have...

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Demand for higher education in...

Jul 25, 2019 by

Eugene Vorotnikov – The demand for higher education in Russia is steadily declining due to its high cost and the lack of...

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Universities seen as key to di...

Jul 13, 2019 by

Mimi Leung and Yojana Sharma – Government officials have indicated that universities will be key to reaching out to Hong Kong’s...

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Preparing students to find wor...

Jun 11, 2019 by

Ron McGowan – These are challenging and confusing times for graduates trying to find meaningful employment in today’s workplace...

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Top universities in battle for...

Jun 2, 2019 by

Eugene Vorotnikov – Top Russian universities are accelerating their battle for the world’s best researchers, according to...

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Tiananmen Square a topic that ...

May 26, 2019 by

Yojana Sharma  – This June marks the 30th anniversary of the crackdown of 1989 in which hundreds, possibly thousands, of...

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Number of Arab students more t...

May 22, 2019 by

Figures released by Israel’s Council for Higher Education (CHE) show that the number of Arabs in higher education in Israel has more...

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Universities enrol foreign stu...

May 14, 2019 by

Geoff Maslen – Universities across Australia have been accused of enrolling hundreds of thousands of foreign students solely...

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Fake news about the past is a ...

May 10, 2019 by

Antoon De Baets – Historians observing the current debate on fake news are tempted to make comments from a long-term...

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Call to fight the spread of co...

Apr 18, 2019 by

Brendan O’Malley – Corruption is ubiquitous and diverse in higher education, affecting every part of the world to some extent....

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Sweeping ‘fake news’ bill a ri...

Apr 15, 2019 by

Academics from Singapore and around the world have expressed concern over Singapore’s new bill against internet ‘fake news’, which...

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The coming ‘China crisis’ in g...

Apr 7, 2019 by

Philip G Altbach – Universities in major countries have come to depend on Chinese students for their increasingly important...

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