In the 19th century, British colonial practices of using land to fund universities was a fragmented, but far-reaching, pattern of institutional development.
Over the course of a career and retirement, gender pay gaps lead to a difference of roughly half-a-million dollars for women professors relative to their male counterparts.
Strikes have had a negative impact on Nigeria but private universities have benefited.
Students once might have been the main clients of higher education, but today communities, industries and the government demand the ear of the university.
Universities can be hostile, overwhelming and unwelcoming places for many First Nations Peoples working in academia. More needs to be done to ensure culturally safe workplaces.
The tradition of awarding honorary doctorates highlights unpalatable truths about the role of universities in reproducing social inequality.
Incorporating lessons from Ryerson University’s renaming process could help Canadian institutions address colonization.
With academic freedom comes moral responsibility. Men within New Zealand universities – and beyond – must challenge misogynistic abuse of their women colleagues and not stay silent.
As we observe with the war in Ukraine, humanities skills are crucial for understanding 21st-century problems.
Today’s students are part of a generation demanding society-wide change in the culture that perpetuates sexual violence, and the students expect their universities to lead the way.
Social scientists in Nigeria communicate their research results more among themselves than they do to policymakers and the general public.
COVID-19 planning needs to take disability justice seriously. Universities must design courses to be accessible to all learners, and offer ongoing remote learning.
Courses designed to foster peer-to-peer learning in virtual spaces can yield research insights across disciplines.
Academics and students are prominent among the Russians who are defying the Putin regime and opposing the invasion of Ukraine. They need to be supported, not cut off by the rest of the world.
Medical schools need long-term equity planning and built-in accountability measures in order to help realize a larger vision of anti-racist and inclusive health care.
We live in a digital and distributed world. Universities must adapt to that reality to do a better job of meeting today’s educational needs.
An expert weighs in on how colleges can lower their chances of being hit by surges of COVID-19 cases after spring break 2022.
As more countries flirt with democratic backsliding, we should all be concerned. We can look to academic freedom as a gauge.
Many Indonesian women want to pursue higher education, but structural barriers remain.
The answers to Nigeria’s poor social science research output seem to lie in quantity and quality of personnel, time available for research, funding, support institutions and policy.