If South Africa focuses on getting more PhDs, universities will also increase other graduates in the pipeline.
Higher education needs to do more than produce graduates who can get a job. It should also give students opportunities and a voice when it comes to participating in the economy and broader society.
Most universities focus on teaching basic sciences with little reference to commercialisation of ideas and new technologies.
At a special commencement ceremony for first-generation college graduates, a dean gave a speech made up of nothing but questions.
From the biggest 'wicked' problems on down, finding solutions to challenges depends on working together collaboratively. Students think they're good at this, but they aren't. Here's what could help.
When a degree is not enough, how can students make themselves more employable?
We should keep in mind that education is valuable beyond graduate earning capacity, and that what a student learns during their education can have little to do with why they earn more.
Having a good degree is not always enough to succeed.
We already have all the research reports, reviews and inquiries we need to make reform to the VET sector happen. What we need is proactive leadership and action.
If Labor is to once again uncap university funding, vocational education reform is a vital.
The way humanities disciplines are taught at many universities does not lend itself to ready engagement with a changed and changing world.
New plans will speed students through an intensive training course, that will see them working cases in 12 weeks.
More students must acquire IT skills in order to secure jobs with upward mobility, according to a researcher who developed an index that shows a dramatic growth in 'IT intensive' jobs.
Curriculum structure and flexibility can play a crucial role in students' progression and success.
Universities could mine alumni databases to improve individual institutions' work - and raise funds.
Australian tech firm Atlassian has recently warned that changes to 457 visas threatens to stunt industry growth. But is there more Oz tech firms could be doing to cultivate local talent?
The government should add a 'super payment option' that allows graduates to offset the cost of their HELP repayments.
What happens to China's millions of university graduates.
If universities work together they are more likely to find creative solutions to problems. Collaboration will allow them to benefit from the global academic community's collective wisdom.
A flooded labour market is forcing more students to take up extracurricular activities in the hope of getting a job, but what does this mean for the TEF?