Barney Glover says the post-truth era is a challenge for universities.
With university graduates finding it harder to find jobs, questions have been raised about the merits of a typical tertiary qualification.
How we calculate university drop-out rates must be amended to reflect the changing cohort of university students, who often dip in and out of study and take longer to complete their degree.
But are UK universities running the risk of institutionalising public engagement?
Financially illogical and fuelled by irrational dogma, the creation of a new tranche of private sector debt is a missed opportunity.
Among the Syrian refugee population it is estimated that there are 2,000 university professionals and 100,000 university qualified students.
Academics worldwide are calling for the US president to reconsider the executive order on immigration, which many say is damaging to research collaboration.
A flooded labour market is forcing more students to take up extracurricular activities in the hope of getting a job, but what does this mean for the TEF?
Theresa May's plan to boost UK competitiveness risks exposing flaws in the higher education sector.
Lower completion rates for rural and remote universities are not necessarily a reflection on the quality of the educational experience they provide, but reflect the demographics of their students.
Academics have little confidence in the current higher education reforms.
We take a closer look at some of the common claims made this year to see if there is any truth to them.
Gonski funding was scrapped and the vocational education sector got a new student loan system. Here's what else happened in education this year...
Visa regulations are making the UK a less attractive option for Indian students.
While spending has grown for preschools, schools and universities, vocational education misses out.
Exams do have a purpose, but they shouldn't be used to assess the recall of meaningless facts.
Being a good critical thinker is a desirable and highly-sought after trait for getting a job in today's economy. But are universities actually teaching this skill effectively?
The government has announced it will accept recommendations to make the university admissions process more transparent. But that alone isn't enough.
If researchers pose the right questions about transformation, this can lead to better answers, stronger policies and, ultimately, real change.
Many centres were set up in Australian universities to take advantage of China's rising importance, but without ongoing funding they might be subject to interference from external donors.