A number of universities around the world are providing free textbooks to first year university students as a way to increase retention rates.
While most Americans do aspire to higher education, college is not a reality for many. But why is the gap between hopes and reality larger for some? And how can we strive for equity?
Who comes up trumps in tertiary education?
International student integration can (and should) be fostered on college campuses for the sake of national security and professional readiness.
The Trump administration's cuts to social programs like career and technical education would deal a blow to its efforts to boost economic growth.
The government should add a 'super payment option' that allows graduates to offset the cost of their HELP repayments.
Every year, thousands of active military and veterans enroll as undergrads, but only half leave with a degree. What cheap and effective strategies could help our military complete college?
The fact that a university has a surplus doesn't mean it has a profit to be either reinvested or returned to shareholders. Grants, for example, should be spent on the projects they're intended for.
Students on 'enabling' courses may now have to pay substantial fees under higher education reforms.
A lack of "breakthrough" moments in innovation may be caused by the increase of specialised workforces.
The May 4, 1970 shootings at Kent State still loom large in our national conscience. What do these events tell us about the role of the university in today's climate of student protest?
Education experts discuss changes to schools and universities following the federal treasurer's budget speech.
What legal rules must colleges and universities follow when it comes to speech on campus? And, beyond legal requirements, what is a school's obligation to protect – or limit – free speech?
We shouldn't take the government’s own budgetary savings rationale at face value.
The University of Canberra’s Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
It takes a combination of formal and informal learning to equip academics to become better teachers. Universities need to encourage both approaches.
Haunted by the unpopular 2014 budget, the government is treading more carefully with its new education policies.
When the public are deeply cynical and distrustful, and have turned their back on a government, can that government change its image and the voters' view?
When it comes to politics these days, it feels like everything is 'my way or the highway.' What can colleges do to end this moral fundamentalism and get students listening to each other?
Students will now have to pay back more of their loan, and repay quicker.