Australia's top scientist Alan Finkel says too many poor quality research papers are being published in Australia, and the system may inadvertently encourage academics to behave badly.
With limited resources and inadequate infrastructure, African universities appear to be under tremendous strain. But some are beating the odds and getting it right.
New research shows that Māori and Pasifika scholars are significantly under-represented in New Zealand's universities, making up only 5% and 1.7% of the academic workforce, respectively.
Australia's metadata laws offer weak protection to journalists, but they don’t offer any to academics conducting confidential interviews.
For most people, the idea of academia and heavy metal coming together under a single roof represents a paradox. It's a misplaced assumption built on ingrained ideas about these two cultural forms.
Academics on casual contracts often feel vulnerable and of lower status than "permanent" staff members. They can minimise their exploitation as if it's part of the authentic academic experience.
Universities play a significant role in the high and rising air travel footprint – and they need to do more about it.
Academia can play an important role by helping institutions break out of their silos to improve large carnivore conservation.
It's time race equality was practised in the academy, not just preached.
Space scientists win first award for academic authors who have made a series of outstanding contributions to The Conversation in the UK.
We're running out of time – so we can't leave it all to Greta Thunburg and David Attenborough.
South Africa's universities are doing well on technology transfer. But the rest of the continent is lagging behind.
The environment at universities isn't conducive to effectively teaching and learning new languages.
Jazz used to be experienced on a dance floor. But over time, it became something to dissect and analyze.
Social isolation is particularly common among early career academics – new research shows 64% of PhD candidates report such feelings.
A bomb threat outside a gender research institute in Sweden is just one sign that things are escalating in the long battle for global gender equality.
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Holding authors responsible functions as part of academic quality control – without it we cannot hold authors accountable for shoddy research or the moral consequences of their publications.
Developing breakthroughs takes time. So why rush explaining them?
I wanted to connect the happiness research I'd been doing over the years with what was happening, or indeed not happening, in the world.