There are already signs of this happening in Australia, but research from overseas reveals few benefits.
University professionals have a mix of views – just like the rest of society.
Teaching-only positions are perceived as second class, with few opportunities for research or career progression.
We asked three experts for their takes.
Academics are often in the vanguard of the fight to preserve heritage buildings but they are losing the battle on home turf as universities shed their 1960s and 1970s concrete skins.
Our globally interconnected world is not at peace with diversity, this is where internationalisation can step-in.
We have the potential to liberate the workforce to do the one thing that machines can’t do – improve ourselves and the emotional lives of others.
Prevention messages by universities are often directed at the victim and what she or he can do to avoid being raped. This may then deter reporting of the incident.
Our need for unbiased, well-researched information has never been greater.
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.