The pandemic is forcing many academics to consider their future. These are tough times for universities and many have lost jobs, but those fortunate enough to have a choice should weigh up all options.
It is the work of social scientists to understand how societies operate and, based on that knowledge, how populations can apply evidence-based solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.
The world today needs a critical understanding of religion, not a return to the historical tradition of universities dominated by faith-based study.
Th University of Nairobi. Universities in Kenya are struggling to keep afloat.
Kenya’s once financially healthy universities are in financial straits.
The legacy of capping funding for universities will be a less skilled future workforce, and an Australian youth that miss out on the educational opportunities available to their parents.
Discontinuing the demand driven system will mean less people are able to get a higher education, particularly groups of people who are already at a disadvantage.
There is also strong public understanding of the benefits that flow from research undertaken in partnership between universities and other organisations.
The freeze on university funding not only limits opportunities for students, it puts limitations on the communities unis serve, the economy, and business interested in forming collaborations.
Is it fair to make students pay more?
Students who take longer to complete their degree will be hit hard by fee hikes.
Kim Carr says Labor won’t support the university cuts.
Labor has now done a backflip on education – declaring it will combine with the Greens to block the $2.3 billion savings from higher education that it announced. The cuts were designed by the Gillard government…