Students and staff leading a protest at Sydney University on August 17, 2016.
Academics feel insecure, are overwhelmed by unmanageable workloads and burdened by bureaucracy. And things are only getting worse.
We don't know what knowledge we'll need in the future, and that's where maths research comes in.
The second half of the 20th century saw explosive economic growth and also a huge increase in universities – new research shows the two are related.
Students around the world are taking a view on their universities’ colonial past.
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Higher education enables people to express a wide range of perspectives that can come together and be challenged.
University leaders are determined to improve their responses to students who have experienced sexual assault or harassment on campus.
Universities Australia will on Tuesday launch a survey designed to shed light on student experiences of sexual assault and sexual harassment on campus.
Is the benefit of a university education overstated?
Young people today will need to be more flexible and more entrepreneurial than in the past. Universities can help by designing courses that will have value in a rapidly changing economy.
Business school fortunes are connected to London finance.
Of all the university departments, business schools could be the worst affected by Brexit. But it doesn't have to be all bad.
Universities, journals and academics are increasingly concerned about the attempts of some industries to distort the science.
A tin pot dictator plunders billions from his blighted nation’s treasury. Sensing he’ll soon be exiled, amid public relations fanfare, he offers ill-gotten millions to a local university for a new school…
Should universities be allowed to deregulate fees for some courses?
If the flagship policy does not end up driving choice or quality, it is hard to see it gaining support.
Is it fair that students pay different amounts for university courses?
Students currently pay higher fees for courses that lead to jobs with typically higher wages. But not all students find, or want, a job in their area of study. Should all students then pay the same amount for their university degree?
Here's why some English universities are raising their tuition fees again.
The US and UK dominate the international education market in Asia – but this is likely to change.
Political developments in the higher education sector in a number of Asian countries may threaten Australia’s billion-dollar education industry.
Australian universities should explore ways of working with Indian institutions.
Australia will face stiff competition from other countries, such as the US and UK, so it must have a clear strategy for how to deepen its engagement with India’s higher education sector.
The new government’s existing research policy framework is pretty thin.
Research and development investment remains stagnant in Australia. It's time for a new, long-term strategy for research.
Both sides of politics agree that student funding rates need reviewing.
At best, there will be no new public money, just shuffling funds between programs. At worst, higher education will help reduce the budget deficit.
Capping the number of students at current levels would reduce future participation in tertiary education.
One option could be to cut per-student funding and instead raise the student contribution from an average of about 40% to 50%, by raising HECS caps.
Professor Peter Higgs, joint winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics.
The unavoidable regime of publication pervades contemporary academic life across the world. While presented as a virtuous thing, it can actually suffocate the academic profession.
University education has paid a rate of return of around 15%.
Not only does higher education build the economy's skills and knowledge, but that it pays for itself and much else many times over.
Visiting universities while in high school helps to demystify higher education.
Mentoring support and campus visits are a couple of ways of familiarising students with university.
Under a demand driven system, poor students are finding more opportunities to attend university.
While on the face of it a 1.5% increase in the number of disadvantaged students going to university might seem minimal, in real terms this is genuinely significant.