To make graduates employable and close the training gap, we need to strengthen links to industry and pay attention to the changing needs of businesses.
Employers now expect to hire people out of universities who don't require any training. That's why so-called experiential learning is becoming so critical for university students.
For decades, African universities have placed greater focus on what they teach, rather than how they teach it. But the job market now demands graduates that have been taught to think, not regurgitate
An insider's view.
Degree apprenticeships are being rolled out in the UK. They bridge the gap between technical skills, employment and higher education. Is there scope for something similar in Australia?
Confusing short-term jobs with long-term career outcomes is a distraction from the real issues in science higher education.
Problems with who gets access to university date back to the 19th century.
Here's why some English universities are raising their tuition fees again.
In five years' time, India will have the largest tertiary-age population in the world. But supply is unlikely to be able to meet demand. This provides a good opportunity for Australia.
Some good news for UK government policy.
The path to employment is not easy for a young person. Follow the lines in our flow chart to see the many different pathways young people might have to take to secure a job.
Around the world, leading universities have established themselves as well-known brands. In France, we haven't yet entered the race for global higher education.
A violent attack on a female student at one of South Africa's prominent universities was not an isolated incident. It told a universal tale of how patriarchy still rules.
Lowering maths prerequisites to study science, engineering and commerce at university has led to students playing catch up for years. This should be fixed.
It's a common assumption that library use is plummeting – but that depends on which libraries you look at.
Universities must redress, not reinforce, disadvantage by ensuring more students from lower socio-economic backgrounds have the chance to benefit form them.
Those who don't want Stellenbosch University to make English the main language of instruction have invoked South Africa's Constitution - but the assumptions underlying their arguments are false.
The affordability of college has been at the forefront of the presidential campaign, but the real problem is that we're too educated for the jobs available.
It’s no longer acceptable to upload video lectures to a website and call it a course. We need to start redesigning courses from scratch to find new ways to engage students.
In a country as unequal as South Africa, the people who have access to higher education have the power to shape the society, including its elites and middle class.