When talking about the role that higher education can play in developing Africa, it's important not to forget the continuing and crucial role of the continent's flagship universities.
Is Universities Australia right to say that new data shows that the growth in new university enrolments has flat-lined?
A scholar who has taught 250,000 students worldwide through the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) reflects on the changes that these courses are bringing. Should all those in higher ed be worried?
The student protests that rocked South Africa's universities in 2015 are part of a class struggle as poor and marginalised people fight for their place in an unequal system.
Kenya's universities have become hotbeds of ethnic tension and conflict. This has affected everything from staff appointments to broader institutional governance.
Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training, said this week that Australia runs one of the most generous student loan schemes in the world. Is that right?
When Higher Education gets involved in our children's schooling, we risk widening inequalities and creating ethical dangers.
New analysis shows the secret to success in world university rankings isn't all about money.
People seeking asylum and refugees on temporary visas should have access to education funding and loan schemes so they can improve their skills, gain qualifications and contribute to Australia.
African academics are steeped in European knowledge systems and ways of teaching. There is a galaxy of African scholarship they can draw from to change this - if they're brave enough.
A crisis of sustainability is building up as universities continue to drift towards a more privatised system. It's time we started looking at alternative options.
Scotland is threatening a positive-discrimination policy for making access to universities more equal. While its central argument is right, there's more to this than meets the eye.
University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Sales of scholarly books are dropping, even as their prices are rising. Will academia give up its resistance to an open-access digital model?
Chinese universities have started to rise up the world university rankings, increase their investment in research and grow their numbers of international student. Should Australia be worried?
When funding imperatives dominate universities' strategies, higher education loses sight of the work it ought to be doing: developing graduates who can make a real difference in the world.
Innovative new forms of funding must be pursued to address the higher education challenges in South Africa.
Financial access dominated discussions at the 2015 South Africa's higher education summit. It was a chance for leaders to act – but they didn't.
Both universities and their host countries have a stake in the success of overseas campuses.
In recent years, a large market in higher education has emerged. From 2.1 million students studying abroad in 2001, the number has gone up to roughly 4.5 million. How is the US faring?