African academics are steeped in European knowledge systems and ways of teaching. There is a galaxy of African scholarship they can draw from to change this - if they're brave enough.
A crisis of sustainability is building up as universities continue to drift towards a more privatised system. It's time we started looking at alternative options.
Scotland is threatening a positive-discrimination policy for making access to universities more equal. While its central argument is right, there's more to this than meets the eye.
University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Sales of scholarly books are dropping, even as their prices are rising. Will academia give up its resistance to an open-access digital model?
Chinese universities have started to rise up the world university rankings, increase their investment in research and grow their numbers of international student. Should Australia be worried?
When funding imperatives dominate universities' strategies, higher education loses sight of the work it ought to be doing: developing graduates who can make a real difference in the world.
Innovative new forms of funding must be pursued to address the higher education challenges in South Africa.
Financial access dominated discussions at the 2015 South Africa's higher education summit. It was a chance for leaders to act – but they didn't.
Both universities and their host countries have a stake in the success of overseas campuses.
In recent years, a large market in higher education has emerged. From 2.1 million students studying abroad in 2001, the number has gone up to roughly 4.5 million. How is the US faring?
A checklist of how countries can be as uncompetitive as possible in attracting overseas students.
The tactics used by America's current and potential future enemies are constantly changing. Higher education can help by producing graduates able to work in intelligence communities.
Shadow Higher Education Minister Kim Carr talks to Michelle Grattan about Labor's new higher education policy.
Many people think that the admissions process should take into account the type of school students attended.
Obama's college scorecard could help students be more discerning when choosing colleges. But could it skew information? Will elite colleges rise to the top?
Academia suffers from a stunning lack of diversity. Only 6% of academics in higher education are black. What are some of the experiences of black faculty?
How can the higher education sector guard against proposed transformation measures being merely superficial quick fixes? At least part of the answer may lie in institutional governance.
In the Ashley Madison hack were reports of 74,468 unique ".edu" email addresses. If people chose to use their .edu addresses, what does that tell us about awareness of privacy online?
The future is not bleak as long as the government recognises the importance of and continues investing in science.