Universities play a significant role in the high and rising air travel footprint – and they need to do more about it.
Academia can play an important role by helping institutions break out of their silos to improve large carnivore conservation.
It's time race equality was practised in the academy, not just preached.
Space scientists win first award for academic authors who have made a series of outstanding contributions to The Conversation in the UK.
We're running out of time – so we can't leave it all to Greta Thunburg and David Attenborough.
South Africa's universities are doing well on technology transfer. But the rest of the continent is lagging behind.
The environment at universities isn't conducive to effectively teaching and learning new languages.
Jazz used to be experienced on a dance floor. But over time, it became something to dissect and analyze.
Social isolation is particularly common among early career academics – new research shows 64% of PhD candidates report such feelings.
A bomb threat outside a gender research institute in Sweden is just one sign that things are escalating in the long battle for global gender equality.
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Holding authors responsible functions as part of academic quality control – without it we cannot hold authors accountable for shoddy research or the moral consequences of their publications.
Developing breakthroughs takes time. So why rush explaining them?
I wanted to connect the happiness research I'd been doing over the years with what was happening, or indeed not happening, in the world.
For decades, academics have been portrayed as brilliant, heroic men on our cinema screens. It's time to tell the story of more heroic female scholars. Here are some suggestions.
The award of a Nobel Prize in physics to Donna Strickland is an opportunity to build support for women in science, says one female physics professor.
What Strickland achieved is impressive. But it isn’t a sign that the patriarchy is being smashed.
Research is changing how artists contribute to the world's knowledge base.
The shocking lack of gender balance is not just bad for women. It's doing the public a major disservice.
Scientists have never been more needed to challenge division, misinformation and harassment online.