A recent Title IX lawsuit alleges discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation at religious schools. Two scholars argue that this might be a pivotal moment.
Politically and socially, Australia is fast expanding its engagement with India and her neighbours. Universities, in contrast, have wound back their commitment to South Asian studies.
Being age-friendly is not just a matter of responding to the needs of Australia’s ageing population. It will benefit all students and the university as a whole.
Many Australian students specialise before they’ve had a good general education. American undergraduates do get that, and perhaps Australia has gone too far down the path of early specialisation.
A survey of over 3,000 students found that how much students’ appreciation of gay, lesbian and bisexual people increased during college varied by their school’s religious affiliation.
In a volatile and uncertain world, academic freedom is the foundation of universities’ capacity to be responsive to all of the challenges we face today.
Australia has gone backwards in global gender parity rankings, with even universities, which should be leading the way, failing on this front. But women are now saying enough is enough.
A PhD isn’t a golden ticket to success, but it is a brilliant opportunity to “flex your academic muscles and learn a lot about yourself”.
Through mentoring, women who have succeeded on male terms set other women on the same path.
African governments should prioritise investment in high speed internet connectivity because it can have spillover benefits for education systems, as well as economic and social growth.
Increasingly strained relations between the two countries are adding to the challenges of teaching students enrolled in Chinese studies at Australian universities.
Expectations that academics raise funds themselves and aim to publish in certain ‘quality’ publications are shaping research and where it is published.
A history professor describes how student-designed video games have transformed his classroom and provided a substitute for academic essays.
The budget splashed out extra money for almost every sector deemed important to economic recovery (or politically sensitive). But with universities in a state of financial crisis, they missed out.
Once seen as mainly as a source of international students, China has for a decade been strategically repositioning itself as a provider of international education.
Pandemic restrictions have shuttered research projects - some, for good. The consequences for science, not to mention policy and decision making, must be addressed
The federal government is right to focus on improving Australian universities’ success rate in commercialising research, but can specific steps itself to help achieve this.
People tend to think of digital media as entertainment, so they devote less mental effort than when they’re reading a printed book.
These are some of the key features and policies that trans prospective students may want to consider in their college exploration process.
Mergers and splits involving education and research ministries, like the recent one in Indonesia, have huge consequences. How do other countries govern their national education and science policies?