There is no such thing as ‘free higher education’. Someone has to pay. And the reality is that low, or no tuition fees benefit middle and high-income families.
We shouldn't scoff at the Facebook founder's goal of eradicating disease.
Bad Pharma author Ben Goldacre about how bad research hurts us all.
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Darren Saunders speaks with Bad Pharma author Ben Goldacre about bad medical research reporting, and how greater transparency in research practices could improve public trust in science and medicine.
Many young South Africans struggle to get a job due to the high levels of unemployment. But access to information, which is influenced by race and class, increases the chances of getting employed.
We don't know what knowledge we'll need in the future, and that's where maths research comes in.
The decision to refuse the ARC and academic researchers a right of reply appears to be a straightforward breach of the News Corp Australia code of conduct.
Flexible work is on the rise but research shows it often leads to people working longer hours than they would otherwise.
A few programs are leading the way to help support researchers in achieving impact.
Brexit has put scholarly endeavour in Britain under a huge new strain.
Brexit, and proposed changes to the way research is assessed, are making Britain uncompetitive in the global race for academic talent.
Are you moody? Prone to distraction? Cellphones may act as a high-tech pacifier.
Recommendations in a new report aim to stamp out game-playing when it comes to the Research Excellence Framework.
Establishing a national minimum wage in South Africa will benefit the country by addressing working poverty and high levels of inequality.
Financial incentives alone won’t increase research collaboration between universities and business. Academics say they need time, support and an environment encouraging of engagement.
New research shows how the financial crisis led to a dramatic shift in poverty across Europe.
New studies on the quality of published research shows we could be wasting billions of dollars a year on bad science, to the neglect of good science projects.
Research and development investment remains stagnant in Australia. It's time for a new, long-term strategy for research.
Some 85% of research into drugs and treatments ends up on the cutting room floor but not all of that should.
Many people are left floundering when they try to get working on their PhDs. In Africa, this is often because the skills they need haven't been developed earlier in their academic careers.
Demand for research grants has far exceeded supply, with success rates for grant applications falling to record lows.