Brazil’s University of São Paulo.
As more foreign aid starts going to higher education, developing countries need to be careful about the direction of travel for their universities.
Graduating, but with how much debt?
Policies announced in George Osborne's budget could harm students' access to university and cost the state more.
Students at the University of Science of Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo.
For decades, higher education in developing countries has not been a priority for international aid donors. That is now changing.
As protestors gathered in Athens, professors were wining and dining nearby.
As professors, we must look up from our cosy academic debates and hear the cries around us.
In a changing environment, how do universities ensure academic freedom for all?
East Georgia State College
With an increasing percentage of adjunct faculty, tenure and academic freedom are way more complex and nuanced than we realize.
Other windows onto the world are available.
Far from replacing the humanities, business education can embody liberal education in the universities of the future.
There’s more to being a good university lecturer than just projecting your voice. How can far deeper skills be developed?
Who is best placed to shape university teachers who are more than just technically proficient? The answer lies in academic development.
As demand for universities slows, universities will have to specialise.
Competition has transformed universities, and as demand for places slows the fight for students will increase.
Hurdles: Connectivity and cost must be overcome to realise Africa’s potential.
e-Learning Africa 2015 Report/NICK HOLMES
The internet is seen as a luxury item in many parts of Africa .
Worth what it’s written on?
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Gaining that required qualification to put on your CV is what counts to win a job in today’s “graduate economy”. On current trends, perhaps everyone will have a degree by the end of this century. Already…
Concern about international students displacing domestic ones, are misplaced.
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The number of international students on American campuses has increased by 55%. Are they taking the place of American students ?
Is the next slide more interesting?
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Reading bullet points off a screen doesn't teach anyone anything.
Students no longer have the time for self-discovery.
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The pursuit to get into the best colleges has taken out the joy of learning from students' lives.
Forget the doom and gloom about the humanities: employment and research in the sector continues to rise.
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There's plenty of hand-wringing about the humanities being in crisis – but is that actually the case? In Australia, the sector is thriving, and policy should be made on that basis.
A racially diverse medical workforce leads to better quality of care.
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Ban on affirmative action across eight states has led to a drop in minority students at medical schools.
Paying for higher education: not as hot a potato as you might have thought.
The SNP do it differently and it killed the Lib Dems - supposedly. But when it comes to paying for higher education, the public has fewer qualms.
The University of Tokyo. Japanese higher education has had a troubled relationship with other languages.
A push for Japanese higher education to be globally competitive is creating an identity crisis.
The ancient universities fear for their autonomy.
Scotland's four ancient universities have come out against government proposals to reform the sector. Here the university principal behind the proposals defends his thinking.
‘You say potahto and I’ll say potayto …’
No sooner had Ed unveiled his £6,000 tuition fees policy than Jim confirmed the Labour agenda was different in Scotland. It shows how entrenched the differences now are north and south of the border
Urban studies theorist Richard Florida argues that ‘creativity is the new economy’.
Many universities see themselves as profit-motivated enterprises, but there are still a fair few people working in them who think teaching and learning ought to have different aims from those of business…