Though free speech on campus is often a divisive issue, solutions are not hard to find, a First Amendment scholar argues.
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.
As Venezuela's May 20 election approaches, scholars and students at the country's autonomous universities continue the fight for knowledge and freedom.
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.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Clive Hamilton and Richard Rigby on Chinese influence in Australia.
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The Australia-China relationship is again in the headlines, with reports of strains between the two countries, resulting in federal ministers who want to visit finding it hard to get visas.
In his new book "University Commons Divided," former University of Saskatchewan President Peter MacKinnon examines the attack on freedom of expression at Canadian universities.
The paper's attack on academics who take a pro-Brexit line should be seen for what it is:hypocritical bullying.
As the Communist Party gathers, Xi's harsh control strategies have already hit universities and academic freedom, way beyond Chinese borders.
Thirty years after the Supreme Court ruled that creationism cannot be required in schools, 'creation science' is still taught in some schools. What are the implications for climate education?
Here's why I'm supporting this weekend's March for Science.
Cyber threats are universal. But the appropriate response may be quite different in academia from what works in the corporate world.
A new clause being embedded in a number of university contracts attempts to restrict academics from speaking freely in public debate about issues that are outside their area of research.
A provocative new documentary, 'Starving the Beast,' blames the condition of higher ed on right-wing policies. A scholar argues that the film ignores a long history that has led to current crisis.
Higher education enables people to express a wide range of perspectives that can come together and be challenged.
A row between South Africa's finance minister and the country's Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations has prompted academics to pen an open letter asking President Jacob Zuma to intervene.
A scholar who grew up in Turkey explains the important role Turkey's academics play and why, following the recent coup, the government went after them.
Turkish higher education has got used to repression, but this is on another scale.
With 70 percent adjunct faculty, who work on a semester-to-semester basis, the current system is not helping students. What can replace the traditional tenure system?
A case involving the suppression of academic research into racism - by a university - raises troubling questions.
Roz Ward's suspension by her university should send a chill through Australian academia.