Universities are a step ahead in having adopted a number of practical changes, but it's clear transformative cultural change in our institutions requires all the expertise they can muster.
Not everyone needs to be on campus to learn. Governments, which subsidize higher education, need to change their funding models to support affordable remote learning.
Necessity truly can be the mother of invention. A new university president explains how the pandemic forced massive changes at his institution — and why smart use of technology was invaluable.
Nigeria’s academic community is mourning the death of engineering professor and university administrator, Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe.
Food insecurity affected many students even before the pandemic hit, with international students the worst hit. But students and universities have shown a lot can be done to end the problem.
The issues dominating public debates about academic freedom are not where the greatest threats lie.
In some cases, big donors are supporting higher education to support a philanthropic strategy that includes racial and economic justice.
On International Women's Day, universities should resolve to lead the way in reshaping workplace rituals, rules and routines to advance gender equality and ensure safe workplaces.
International Women's Day is a time to take stock of what has been achieved and what remains to be done. 2020 was a massive missed opportunity to improve gender equity among university leaders.
A study of 39 Australian universities has found 20 don't have an anti-bullying policy relating to students. Bullying is a problem at universities, but their actions lag behind schools and workplaces.
A veterinary scientist by training, Massey University Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas has turned to the humanities to learn more about Māori. Here she explains why.
The pandemic has negatively affected female and racialized faculty. Universities need to make sure their career advancement doesn't suffer.
Are reparations for slavery enough for colleges to make amends? A scholar argues that access and student loan debt must also be addressed.
Universities are a prime target for cyber attacks and the weakest links in their defences are all the non-expert users of their systems. Teaching everyone basic cyber hygiene is vital.
COVID-19 has highlighted the need to address the different cultures of academia and policymaking.
Given this evidence of historical anti-racist work at universities, administrators can no longer claim to lack the knowledge of what needs to be done.
More than 90% of universities in the world have been built since 1949. The vast majority built large campuses outside city centres, and all for much the same reasons.
Private higher education institutions in Ethiopia draw all their income from student tuition. This exposed the vulnerability of the sector when the crisis hit and students stopped paying their fees.
One university is showing how the vaccine corps concept can speed up vaccination rates, including launching a large-scale vaccination site staffed by hundreds of students and volunteers.
Graduate programs can be rich in scholarship and still prepare students for real-world careers.