College education results in not just better earnings, but better health care and child development as well as political stability and lower criminal justice costs. Should states invest more?
Writer and social commentator Jane Caro told Q&A that Australia has one of the most unequal education systems in the OECD. Is that right?
Around the world, leading universities have established themselves as well-known brands. In France, we haven't yet entered the race for global higher education.
Competition can be a force for positive change. But in its current form, it's setting universities back rather than moving them forward.
South Africa's labour market suffers from high unemployment. Reform of the education system may provide the only long-term sustainable solution to the problem.
More states are funding colleges based on their performance. What are the implications?
A recent example from the University of California shows that it is possible to clamp down on anti-Semitism without curtailing freedom of speech.
We need to think about education as an essential government responsibility requiring high levels of sustained investment over the long term, says Barney Glover.
With the higher education sector still in limbo about the government's plans for it, Universities Australia is calling for certainty and warning of the damage done by the current vacuum.
An oversupply of graduates is putting pressure on the social contract in East Asia.
State support for public research universities declined by 28 percent between 2003 and 2013. So, why does it matter?
Researchers surveyed college students to find out what was influencing student motivation. They found good relationships with faculty make a big difference, but not good grades.
There was nothing in President Zuma's speech to suggest that he'd really listened to people's concerns about higher education - nor to suggest that any solutions will be forthcoming.
A leaked paper suggests that the federal government should take over funding VET courses. But it's a path we should tread with great caution.
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?