Government remains the major funder of universities. But it hasn't met its obligations even though many institutions face serious infrastructure decay.
A historian reminds us that protests in prisons are often followed by retaliation.
Valuing the skills and contributions of our educators and reversing the high rates of turnover is critical and can only be achieved through fair pay and rewards.
Academic freedom is routinely recognised as an important principle that is enshrined in a range of governance policies - but staff at one university say it is under threat.
Staff wages are a huge challenge facing the survival of Kenya's public universities, but strikes are another.
The South African oddity is that those who in other societies would be arguing against free passes for the affluent, argue for them.
College faculty in Ontario are going back to work after the longest strike in their history. Here one university professor describes her personal experience of undervalued college teaching work.
From rail strike threats to new anti-strike legislation, the Tory election success looks set to bring tensions to the boil in the coming weeks and months.