Young people are pressured into university and many end up in unsuitable courses. We need to recognise these realities and be clear about the purpose of higher education so it doesn't lose its value.
Improving data quality and accessibility will provide an important platform for business, policy innovation and academic research.
Engagement is not impact, and simple measures such as non-government research income tell us very little about genuine external engagement between universities and industry.
Students are going back to their campuses, and ought to be aware of the danger.
In the May Budget, the government may look for ways to shift the costs of higher education from the taxpayer to the student.
Claims of whitewashing have been levelled against an Australian university for encouraging students to use particular language about Indigenous peoples. It was the right thing to do.
A new report has called on the government to lower the threshold at which university graduates repay their debt from $54,126 to $42,000. But is this fair on students?
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.
Lack of confidence, negative attitudes and low student participation rates are just a few of the challenges maths and science teachers face.
Low pay and status are the main factors turning potentially good teachers away from teaching. We need to work on making teaching an attractive profession.
The ATAR system is cheap and efficient, but it means students are selected to go to university on the basis of a single score which some have claimed is too simplisitc. Is it time for a new system?
Universities must redress, not reinforce, disadvantage by ensuring more students from lower socio-economic backgrounds have the chance to benefit form them.
Between 50-75% of all collaborations fail. Here are some tips on how to set up a successful collaboration between academia and industry.
Is Universities Australia right to say that new data shows that the growth in new university enrolments has flat-lined?
The Randlords left a big dilemma in their wake: contemporary South Africa is not sure whether to thank them for bringing civilisation, or to curse them for complicating future race relations.
A scholar who has taught 250,000 students worldwide through the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) reflects on the changes that these courses are bringing. Should all those in higher ed be worried?
Research suggests that universities in South Africa haven't paid much attention to the potential harm that social media could cause - and the benefits it could create.
India has invested hugely in to reforming its higher education sector – Australia must view this as an opportunity to capitalise on this growth through partnerships and training schemes.
Academics must teach students how to think – not what to think.