Egerton University chancellor Narendra Raval – a billionaire industrialist and philanthropist – presides over a graduation ceremony in 2019.
The government should stop trying to tinker at the edges. Instead it should strengthen internal university administration through shared governance.
At the Navajo Nation town of Fort Defiance, Arizona, staff pack food boxes. The Navajo Nation now has the highest per capita COVID-19 infection rate in the U.S.
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Tribal lands are hot spots for COVID-19 infections and deaths. Racism is one of the reasons.
A general view of University of Nairobi’s main campus in the city centre.
Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images
The current threat to university autonomy has been triggered by a myriad of financial and administrative challenges
The “marketisation” of universities means students are viewed as consumers.
The commercialisation of universities in Kenya poses a serious threat to academic freedom.
More than 300,000 hectares of subtropical forest in Paraguay have burned since July due to illegal land clearing for agriculture, according to the National Security Ministry, Oct. 1, 2019.
AP Photo/Jorge Saenz
Yerba mate is a wildly popular South American tea with a growing global market. Can this 'superfood' save Paraguay's tropical forests, too?
A wildfire moves towards the town of Anzac from Fort McMurray, Alta. in May 2016.
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The boreal forest is being reshaped by wildfire. As climate change intensifies wildfire activity, the boreal forest will likely become a carbon source.
Th University of Nairobi. Universities in Kenya are struggling to keep afloat.
Kenya's once financially healthy universities are in financial straits.
Kenyan public university lecturers protest low pay and poor working conditions in Nairobi.
Staff wages are a huge challenge facing the survival of Kenya's public universities, but strikes are another.
Kenyan students don’t get the best teaching from hurried, stretched part-time lecturers.
Kenya has moved to phase out part-time lecturers in a bid to improve the quality of university education.
It’s important that universities open their budgetary processes up to input and scrutiny.
Kenya's university budgets are a closed book – and this lack of transparency is bad for institutions and the country as a whole.
Small classes like these are sadly uncommon in Kenya’s often overcrowded, oversubscribed universities.
Kenya's authorities are trying to deal with declining standards at the country's public and private universities. This will require a strengthened regulatory framework and hard work from institutions.
Ethnic tensions at Kenya’s universities are not new. But the intensity is increasing, and ethnicity is interfering with how universities are run.
Kenya's universities have become hotbeds of ethnic tension and conflict. This has affected everything from staff appointments to broader institutional governance.
How well do students learn when a lesson is mainly in PowerPoint?
Henrik Berger Jørgensen
Slideshows, when designed right, can be a useful part of online instruction. But they shouldn’t be the main, or the only, method of instruction.
Should mobile devices be encouraged in class?
From the look of it, the millennials appear to be very comfortable with technology. But are they as immune to the effects of digital distraction as some might assume -- especially in the classroom?
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