Cyber threats are universal. But the appropriate response may be quite different in academia from what works in the corporate world.
New guidelines from Scotland's universities association are a major step in the right direction.
Twenty states not only accept undocumented students in higher education institutions, but also provide them with financial support.
If researchers pose the right questions about transformation, this can lead to better answers, stronger policies and, ultimately, real change.
Massive expansion of the education system has created new problems, and left old ones unresolved.
A lot was expected from the South African finance minister's 2016 medium term budget which came amid an unfolding economic crisis including the higher education funding gap.
Some students argue wrongly that the ANC has betrayed the promise of free higher education made in the Freedom Charter. The governing party's populism is also to blame for the confusion.
Finance minister Pravin Gordhan announced that government expenditure on higher education and specifically universities will be the fastest growing expenditure items on the budget.
Research looking at evidence-based teaching in higher education tends to be based more on anecdotes than on large, robust and peer-reviewed data.
Speculation has fallen on whether Labor will maintain its planned policy of enforcing a binding vote on marriage equality.
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.
When several South African universities merged, it was hoped this would improve access and equality. It had the opposite effect.
Placing greater control over student fees will not lift the quality of student outcomes and ensure the integrity of the qualifications issued.
The decision to award former Prime Minister John Howard an honorary doctorate was criticised. So what are honorary titles - and why do we still have them?
An independent authority should control the tertiary funding system in Australia in order to best implement policy objectives.
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.
South Africa's higher education minister has dealt with fee increments for 2017 but sidestepped students' fundamental issue: an ongoing call to make higher education free for all.
While research shows HEPPP has helped to increase numbers of disadvantaged students going to university, more specific evidence is still needed.
Higher education enables people to express a wide range of perspectives that can come together and be challenged.
The podcast has emerged as a promising medium for facilitating ongoing debate about issues that need more time than mainstream, profit-oriented media or the changing tides of hashtags might allow.