South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan presenting the medium term budget. The country’s economy remains in the doldrums.
South Africa's 2016 medium term budget was awaited with bated breath amid rising political tensions, increasingly violent student protests and the threat of a credit downgrade.
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'Posh white girls' are unjustifiably taking the brunt of reports of the last art history A-level but casualties are all those the exam board had been moving to reach out to.
Academic Roz Ward was temporarily suspended from La Trobe University for her comments about the Australian flag on Facebook.
A new clause being embedded in a number of university contracts attempts to restrict academics from speaking freely in public debate about issues that are outside their area of research.
Is it time to do away with honorary titles?
The decision to award former Prime Minister John Howard an honorary doctorate was criticised. So what are honorary titles - and why do we still have them?
Students say they find university teaching staff unhelpful and unavailable.
Students feel they are not getting the support they need, despite research showing that the relationships students have with their lecturers can have a big influence over retention rates.
Students and staff leading a protest at Sydney University on August 17, 2016.
Academics feel insecure, are overwhelmed by unmanageable workloads and burdened by bureaucracy. And things are only getting worse.
We don't know what knowledge we'll need in the future, and that's where maths research comes in.
The second half of the 20th century saw explosive economic growth and also a huge increase in universities – new research shows the two are related.
Students around the world are taking a view on their universities’ colonial past.
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Higher education enables people to express a wide range of perspectives that can come together and be challenged.
University leaders are determined to improve their responses to students who have experienced sexual assault or harassment on campus.
Universities Australia will on Tuesday launch a survey designed to shed light on student experiences of sexual assault and sexual harassment on campus.
Is the benefit of a university education overstated?
Young people today will need to be more flexible and more entrepreneurial than in the past. Universities can help by designing courses that will have value in a rapidly changing economy.
Business school fortunes are connected to London finance.
Of all the university departments, business schools could be the worst affected by Brexit. But it doesn't have to be all bad.
Universities, journals and academics are increasingly concerned about the attempts of some industries to distort the science.
A tin pot dictator plunders billions from his blighted nation’s treasury. Sensing he’ll soon be exiled, amid public relations fanfare, he offers ill-gotten millions to a local university for a new school…
Should universities be allowed to deregulate fees for some courses?
If the flagship policy does not end up driving choice or quality, it is hard to see it gaining support.
Is it fair that students pay different amounts for university courses?
Students currently pay higher fees for courses that lead to jobs with typically higher wages. But not all students find, or want, a job in their area of study. Should all students then pay the same amount for their university degree?
Here's why some English universities are raising their tuition fees again.
The US and UK dominate the international education market in Asia – but this is likely to change.
Political developments in the higher education sector in a number of Asian countries may threaten Australia’s billion-dollar education industry.
The new government’s existing research policy framework is pretty thin.
Research and development investment remains stagnant in Australia. It's time for a new, long-term strategy for research.
Both sides of politics agree that student funding rates need reviewing.
At best, there will be no new public money, just shuffling funds between programs. At worst, higher education will help reduce the budget deficit.