Academic freedom is routinely recognised as an important principle that is enshrined in a range of governance policies - but staff at one university say it is under threat.
Staff wages are a huge challenge facing the survival of Kenya's public universities, but strikes are another.
The South African oddity is that those who in other societies would be arguing against free passes for the affluent, argue for them.
College faculty in Ontario are going back to work after the longest strike in their history. Here one university professor describes her personal experience of undervalued college teaching work.
From rail strike threats to new anti-strike legislation, the Tory election success looks set to bring tensions to the boil in the coming weeks and months.