Vice-chancellors' average remuneration has soared from 2.9 times lecturers' pay in 1975 to 16 times in 2018. New governance arrangements triggered the trend and might be needed to rein it in.
Academic freedom is under assault around the world. Academics and students are being killed, injured, detained and disappeared in a pattern of disturbing increases in state repression.
To navigate the toughest phase of their careers, junior academics need to know more than how to write research papers and apply for grants. Structured mentoring, based on their input, is a huge help.
It's not just employers, it's society in general.
Teaching loads, family responsibilities and lack of research resources and mentors have hampered the progress of women in universities. And when the pandemic hit, it made the situation worse.
Legislation governing universities varies from one to the other, often leaving their purpose undefined. But it certainly matters when determining an academic's duties in an unfair dismissal case.
The gravitational pull of global rankings consumes university energy and attention. But there had to be a better way to measure their value.
The desire of scholars and universities in Africa to fit into a model imposed from elsewhere may hinder development in Africa.
The proliferation of sub-standard journals may be attributed to the proliferation of universities in Nigeria and this demands urgent attention.
Academics report feeling unhappy and isolated in their current work culture.
Working-class academics can play a key role in boosting student diversity.
The university strikes show how a dispute around a fairly technical employment issue, pensions, can develop a momentum of its own and become a catalyst for a much wider expression of dissatisfaction.
Like students, academics from working-class backgrounds may also prefer not to work at elite universities.
Black and minority ethnic staff in universities are paid less than their white colleagues.
Academics should become intellectual defenders of public interest and role models for civic engagement, scholars say.
Lack of access to resources is a big problem for postdoctoral researchers.
Space scientists win first award for academic authors who have made a series of outstanding contributions to The Conversation in the UK.
Government funding in Nigeria's education sector has been chronically low and needs to be changed.
Conducting research and contributing to knowledge creation might be the only way for academics to sustain their jobs.
If South Africa's Copyright Amendment Bill is accepted as is, it will be detrimental to academic content production.