Universities are vital hubs of research and teaching on climate change and, as big organisations, produce significant emissions themselves. They should therefore lead action to limit climate change.
Universities have seen widespread COVID-19 outbreaks this fall. Now students are preparing to travel for the holiday, and public health officials are worried.
Australian universities have committed to a process of Indigenisation. The University of Tasmania provides a case study in how to incorporate Indigenous knowledge into academic programs.
Three key policy errors in the legislation mean the Morrison government is unlikely to achieve the stated goals of its package.
While some progress has been made toward gender equality in the research world, the coronavirus pandemic has reminded us that the old models are never far away and can re-emerge.
Ironically, a bit more of the right kind of corporatisation might help remedy the worst aspects of the current model of corporatised universities.
Experiments in college classrooms show how tiny respiratory droplets known as aerosols can spread, even with good ventilation. The risk isn't the same in every seat.
Online learning is not automatically inferior to face-to-face teaching.
What is musicology and why is it important?
Universities should be open to changing their teaching models, and should keep student vulnerability in mind when designing courses during the pandemic.
Many African parents push their children to go to university regardless of their preparedness or interest. But more find happiness and success in VET.
In a series of surveys, young people across the US described their thinking and behavior amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Higher education is facing painful disruptions and challenges from online providers, but the emerging need to monitor and continually update knowledge also offers opportunities.
It's all in the details: the wide-ranging powers hinge on the yet-to-be-defined 'institutional autonomy' of foreign partners that enter into agreements with Australian public universities.
About half of environmental scientists working for government had been prohibited from communicating scientific information.
Universities hold valuable information but are large and porous communities, with legacy IT systems often adding to the risks. But following a few basic rules can help counter cyber attacks.
Australian universities face a huge revenue hit from falling international student numbers due to COVID-19 and tensions with China. Some institutions should consider merging rather than downsizing.
Universities now face more financial uncertainty.
Professor Barney Glover on the bleak years ahead for higher education.
Michelle Grattan discusses the higher-education sector with Professor Barney Glover
Cramming for exams can result in short-term memorisation rather than meaningful learning.