As I found, academics engaging in fieldwork research are in a particularly vulnerable position.
Not only do some countries perpetrate direct attacks on students and academics but the internationalisation of higher education has also created new global threats.
The climate emergency requires the full mobilisation of scientific institutions, but the persistent compartmentalization between disciplines and difficulties of adaptation hinder their action.
Australia's top scientist Alan Finkel says too many poor quality research papers are being published in Australia, and the system may inadvertently encourage academics to behave badly.
With limited resources and inadequate infrastructure, African universities appear to be under tremendous strain. But some are beating the odds and getting it right.
New research shows that Māori and Pasifika scholars are significantly under-represented in New Zealand's universities, making up only 5% and 1.7% of the academic workforce, respectively.
Australia's metadata laws offer weak protection to journalists, but they don’t offer any to academics conducting confidential interviews.
For most people, the idea of academia and heavy metal coming together under a single roof represents a paradox. It's a misplaced assumption built on ingrained ideas about these two cultural forms.
Academics on casual contracts often feel vulnerable and of lower status than "permanent" staff members. They can minimise their exploitation as if it's part of the authentic academic experience.
Universities play a significant role in the high and rising air travel footprint – and they need to do more about it.
Academia can play an important role by helping institutions break out of their silos to improve large carnivore conservation.
It's time race equality was practised in the academy, not just preached.
Space scientists win first award for academic authors who have made a series of outstanding contributions to The Conversation in the UK.
We're running out of time – so we can't leave it all to Greta Thunburg and David Attenborough.
South Africa's universities are doing well on technology transfer. But the rest of the continent is lagging behind.
The environment at universities isn't conducive to effectively teaching and learning new languages.
Jazz used to be experienced on a dance floor. But over time, it became something to dissect and analyze.
Social isolation is particularly common among early career academics – new research shows 64% of PhD candidates report such feelings.
A bomb threat outside a gender research institute in Sweden is just one sign that things are escalating in the long battle for global gender equality.
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