South African students’ demands for free university education are not going away. Nor are the country's economic realities.
It is arrogant and hypocritical for ranking institutions to declare that they're building Africa's legacy or its global partnerships on the continent's behalf.
Australia will face stiff competition from other countries, such as the US and UK, so it must have a clear strategy for how to deepen its engagement with India’s higher education sector.
At best, there will be no new public money, just shuffling funds between programs. At worst, higher education will help reduce the budget deficit.
One option could be to cut per-student funding and instead raise the student contribution from an average of about 40% to 50%, by raising HECS caps.
Demand for research grants has far exceeded supply, with success rates for grant applications falling to record lows.
What's in store for key policy areas, from health to education to infrastructure to asylum seekers, under a returned Coalition government?
What did the Coalition promise during the campaign in 11 key policy areas, from health to infrastructure to jobs?
Not only does higher education build the economy's skills and knowledge, but that it pays for itself and much else many times over.
Before Australians go to vote on Saturday, The Conversation’s editors have assembled a guide to 11 key policy areas that could swing the vote.
What leaving the EU means for research, student experience and higher education reforms.
About 10 million borrowers in the government's main student loan program are struggling to make their payments, yet unlike other types of debt, it's next to impossible to have it forgiven.
The new venture between Melbourne and Monash Universities will help bridge the gap that exists in commericialising medical research.
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.