Why scholars need to talk about their research with the lay public.
The American Sociological Association is starting a conversation to include “public communication” -- work often largely ignored -- in the assessment of a scholar’s contributions. Why does it matter?
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".
Should professors engage with the lay public?
Two scholars discuss the joys of writing for a lay audience. So why aren’t more academics writing for the public?
Understanding the pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis has won a South African molecular biologist international recognition.
Funding for South African higher education is inadequate considering past inequalities. Even more alarming is the fact that plans for research development and innovation in science remain elusive.
Africa’s future academics must be found, developed, nurtured and retained.
Africa needs to develop a new generation of academics to drive the continent's teaching, learning, research and critical thinking into the future.
Questions are being asked whether the new funding formula will affect output in science journals.
The future is not bleak as long as the government recognises the importance of and continues investing in science.