Huge investments have been made to develop Africa's extractive industry. The challenge now is to forge collaboration between the industry and institutions of higher education to build a skills base.
Nelson Mandela called education "the most powerful weapon with which you can change the world". How can universities bring his words to life?
Universities are places that teach ethics to students. But, on any given day, you can read about several university scandals. Do universities practice what they teach?
Fifty Shades of Grey and fan fic like it has reached the Ivy League.
Justin Simien's first feature is a strong contribution to black cinema, for all audiences.
The higher education minister Jo Johnson has announced plans for a new Teaching Excellence Framework.
Africa needs private universities. But far more must be done to make them powerhouses of knowledge, research and graduate output.
What is the experience of white students when racial issues are being taught in classrooms? Are we missing engaging an essential part of diversity?
We need more Louise Richardsons. Here's how to get them.
Universities may be facing a crisis of relevance but a growing number of academics are tackling this issue head on.
As more people around the world head to university, the quality of teaching and research is coming under tighter scrutiny.
Every party is promising changes to the running of universities, from tuition fees to teaching methods. What will this do to higher education?
Research comparing reforms in Scotland and England shows higher university fees reduce applications.
Which higher education institutions get the most money and why?
A warning from a group of PhD students about the path universities are on.
There is a view that austerity hasn't hit the UK's universities. In fact they have saved £1bn in three years.
Is intellectual autonomy being sacrificed to an unworkable vision of financial autonomy for public universities?
Scotland's four ancient universities have come out against government proposals to reform the sector. Here the university principal behind the proposals defends his thinking.
No sooner had Ed unveiled his £6,000 tuition fees policy than Jim confirmed the Labour agenda was different in Scotland. It shows how entrenched the differences now are north and south of the border
A committee of MPs has launched a scathing attack on the way students at alternative higher education providers have been funded.