South Africa’s economy will be hit hard if universities can’t finish the year.
Economic models suggest that South Africa's GDP would fall, inequality would deepen and unemployment would rise if university graduates don't enter the labour market in 2017.
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Don't just rely on your degree certificate to get a job after university. Work on your employability too.
Is the benefit of a university education overstated?
Young people today will need to be more flexible and more entrepreneurial than in the past. Universities can help by designing courses that will have value in a rapidly changing economy.
Brexit campaigners connected with voters who felt left behind – and won.
Students cheer as a statue of Cecil John Rhodes is removed from the University of Cape Town in April 2015.
There is a risk that because of fatigue, frustration and silencing the important moment created by South Africa's student movements will pass by with no proper, long-term structural change.
Coming to the UK means good job prospects for EU students.
The British labour force has a lot to lose if EU students are turned off coming to the UK.
Government plans to introduce more flexibility could be destabilising for universities.
A new report has drilled down into how much graduates from particular courses earn. What does it mean for universities?
Is it fair to say universities are letting employers down?
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.
There are eight skills that future professionals should develop to work for the good of society.
University graduates have the power to enable dignified lives for others in a society. What skills and qualities do they need for this to happen?
Make the most of being a student.
Some big employers are changing their entry criteria – and grades are less and less important.
Not every teaching graduate will find permanent work. It’s time to weigh up your options.
Of the 15,000 newly graduated teachers, less than half will find permanent employment in Australia. Now's the time to decide if you stay on to do casual teaching or work abroad.
The year’s nearly ended, but we’re still not sure how to best fund our universities.
2013 was the year of Gonski; 2014 the year of higher education reform; 2015 has been the year of … hmmm … wait, what actually happened this year? Just a lot of chat really, with much debate, but little…
It depends on what you mean by ‘graduates’.
Yes, universities need to produce good scientists - but their graduates should be good citizens, too.
University protests in South Africa have showed that the countries students are hungry for real change. This desire can be harnessed to create a generation of "citizen scholars".
With unaffordable housing and a scarcity of jobs, it's no wonder that young people are giving London a miss.
Academia and business can learn from each other.
A PhD and startup have more in common than you might think, and they complement each other in many ways. Nicky Ringland shares her experience of how one influenced the other.
Facing an uncertain future.
If robots will take traditional graduate jobs, universities should be training students in borderless leadership skills.
An Egyptian engineer at work on a project to upgrade the Suez Canal. Engineers will be crucial in making the sustainable development goals a reality.
If we want the Sustainable Development Goals to be more than just big dreams, Africa will need well trained engineers who can put their skills to good use in their own communities.
A love of science and a lifetime of work don’t guarantee a successful job hunt.
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A lifetime of study and preparation are no guarantee of success for PhDs when they hit the job market. Things can and should be improved.