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.
Social isolation is particularly common among early career academics – new research shows 64% of PhD candidates report such feelings.
How an increased use of technology could widen the gender pay gap in higher education.
It's vital for academics in South Africa to start asking deep questions that examine what decolonialism could look like in their teaching.
Framing xenophobic violence as a question of immigrant victimisation invites divisions between neighbours.
Formal, accessible academic advice systems can help university graduation rates.
It's crucial to ensure that the academic project at universities is vigorously and bravely safeguarded.
When it comes to increasing Indigenous Australians' participation in higher education, we could take a leaf from our neighbour's book.
One recent survey found that 43% of academic staff exhibited symptoms of at least a mild mental disorder
In the age of 'fake news' it's more important than ever to make sure that what's being published is the truth – especially when it comes to reporting research and science.
In such a polarized age, universities and colleges should uphold the core values of liberal education by asserting, through their policies and practices, the reasonable, rational middle ground.
Cultural bias against teaching-only academics will see them get the axe in funding cuts to higher education.