Government plans to introduce more flexibility could be destabilising for universities.
Plans to reward universities for excellent teaching could see a bigger role for metrics that track how students spend their time.
Researchers found over a third of female graduate students and a fifth of male graduate students on the campus of a large public university had experienced sexual harassment.
What are the key policy issues on which the 2016 federal election will be fought?
A few notable successes, but could do better.
Having made a commitment to reduce spending, the federal government will have its work cut out with this year's budget, which may require revisiting policy ideas that have caused it pain in the past.
Tuesday's budget will provide $153.6 million over five years to boost security arrangements for the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Crime Commission.
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.