The issues dominating public debates about academic freedom are not where the greatest threats lie.
We should challenge government defunding of universities, and greater reliance on private donations that can affect the transparency, equity and democracy of public institutions, including hospitals.
Enshrining the Model Code on Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom in legislation won't ensure disagreements on campus remain civil. Here are some practical guidelines on how to disagree well.
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.
Academic freedom will be defined in law. It will keep universities busy with compliance, but the main outcome is more symbolic: the government can say it has stood up for free speech.
Ontario's recent order-in-council adopting the IHRA's definition of antisemitism has been lauded by some. However, critics fear that it could be used to curtail criticism of the Israeli government.
Scholars researching the politics and policies of Israel have been facing a growing and uphill battle for academic freedom.
The new Japanese prime minister, Yoshihide Suga's rejection of six scientists nominated for an advisory panel has raised concerns over academic freedom.
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.
The campaign for 'free speech on campus' mimics US and UK tactics of using a manufactured crisis to further the goal of increasing conservative political influence in universities.
In a world where students can attend any university from their living rooms, universities need a compelling answer to the question: “Why should students come here?”
The government wants more power over university appointments, using financial management as the reason.
Professor Deborah Terry AO speaks of the importance of university expertise, academic freedom, university collaborations with business and international education.
Iran's detention of Fariba Adelkhah, Roland Marchal and Kylie Moore-Gilbert is part of a growing trend of attacks against academic freedom.
The current threat to university autonomy has been triggered by a myriad of financial and administrative challenges
The crisis at Nairobi University falls within an established pattern of government intervention in universities going back decades
Those teaching in publicly funded universities should be held accountable for denying the public record, whether in their classrooms or beyond.
Indonesian policymaking is predominantly informed by research with poor theoretical engagement, with no strong tradition of peer review and with legal threats to academic freedom.
Universities are increasingly under threat everywhere.
The commercialisation of universities in Kenya poses a serious threat to academic freedom.