Most universities do, in fact, mention academic freedom in several policy documents, such as enterprise bargaining agreements and other codes of conduct.
When conflicts over whether nonprofits have kept their word about how they said they'd use big gifts crop up, donors rarely get everything they demand as reimbursement.
Australian higher education policy debates focus primarily on how and by whom universities are funded. This diminishes understanding of universities' democratic purpose and wider social mission.
Today many Americans see universities negatively. But, as the dean of USC Dornsife argues, academia has a unique capacity to solve society's problems. Yes, astrophysicists can help law enforcement.
Attending an elite university plays a small role in an undergraduate's starting salary compared to other factors, such as high ATAR, the field of study they chose and the region in which they work.
Ottawa and the governments of all four Maritime provinces have created pathways to help international students transition to permanent resident status. But fear causes too many to return home.
Education policy experts run through the major changes for education in Budget 2018 for schools, VET and higher education.
Work Integrated Learning includes placements, internships and work experience. It is increasing as students are expected to be more work-ready and to contribute to the economy post-graduation.
Australia's decline in PISA rankings and criticisms of NAPLAN tell us we should also be looking at how we assess teacher quality.
Artificial intelligence will transform universities. Here’s how.
The role of universities in the shameful Indian residential school system needs to be addressed. The president of one of Canada's leading universities explains why it's time to apologize.
It’s time to (do more than) talk about knowledge. Universities must take leadership in helping develop students capacity to recognise different kinds of knowledge and work flexibly.
Ethical review is often seen as a barrier to research and innovation within universities, but it can be constructive. More attention should be paid to the potential benefits of the process.
A closer look at the US-China trade relationship shows why Trump's 'targeted' tariffs are likely to hurt American workers and businesses as well.
The gender pay gap at Canadian universities cannot be explained away as the holdover from discrimination of long ago. It's high time universities valued male and female professors equally.
The international community should set bright line rules on appropriate responses to cyber attacks before an expansive reading of the “self-defense” clause triggers war.
Despite the Federal Government’s teacher education reforms and the push for evidence-based teaching, less than 2% of ARC research funding is directed to educational research.
Research partnerships between Australian universities, the Department of Defence and weapons manufacturers may not be ethically justifiable.
Despite serious financial and enrolment pressure for some, our universities are unlikely to close their doors – but some may have to resort to being 'merged' or taken over by a stronger partner.
It's crucial to ensure that the academic project at universities is vigorously and bravely safeguarded.