Research partnerships between Australian universities, the Department of Defence and weapons manufacturers may not be ethically justifiable.
Despite serious financial and enrolment pressure for some, our universities are unlikely to close their doors – but some may have to resort to being 'merged' or taken over by a stronger partner.
It's crucial to ensure that the academic project at universities is vigorously and bravely safeguarded.
Strike rules for international staff illuminates the intractable tensions that underpin the logic of universities.
The internet has not only changed the kinds of answers historical study can provide, but also what questions can be asked.
Addressing male cultures of tribalism and violence needs to be central to the response to reports of hazing and violence in Austrslia's university colleges.
The benefits of university are clear and measurable, but we can do more with constructive reform.
For universities in Australia to get the most out of philanthropic donations, they need to develop persuasive cases for giving, and work with staff, communities and donors towards shared goals.
The freeze on university funding not only limits opportunities for students, it puts limitations on the communities unis serve, the economy, and business interested in forming collaborations.
Investor Bill Miller's $75 million gift to the Johns Hopkins philosophy department clashes with conventional wisdom regarding the value studying the humanities today.
Despite good intentions, efforts to hold colleges and universities accountable often miss the mark. The reasons why range from politics to resistance among the institutions themselves.
By contrast, poor maternity pay leads to an under-representation of women in higher positions and lower salaries.
Jordan Peterson is now a right-wing darling for his views on everything from transgender people, the #MeToo movement and political correctness on campus. But he's not saying anything new.
Some Australian universities have introduced a one-off sexual consent program to combat sexual assault and harassment on campus, but one-off programs are unlikely to be effective in the long term.
In his new book "University Commons Divided," former University of Saskatchewan President Peter MacKinnon examines the attack on freedom of expression at Canadian universities.
Staff and students came forward after Cambridge launched an anonymous reporting tool in May 2017.
Politics Podcast: Bill Ferris on Australia’s innovation mission.
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Innovation and Science Australia chair Bill Ferris launched a report this week setting out a plan that seeks to put Australia into the top tier of innovation nations by 2030.
Artificial intelligence and automation are bringing changes to higher education that will challenge, and may even threaten, traditional universities.
There is enormous pressure on young people to strive, perform and achieve. And the data indicate that many are struggling to cope.
Local residents of St Andrews feel university growth has come at too high a cost – it's time for local councils and universities to overcome the divide between town and gown.