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Campus violence could halt the homeward flow of the internationally mobile researchers South Africa’s academy needs
The government is a broken record on overseas student numbers when all the evidence suggests that academic mobility is a win-win situation
Pursuit of excellence, showcased in the WSJ/THE College Rankings, must run parallel with the mission of social mobility
As state universities struggle in the face of funding cuts, we must not forget their mission and influence on civilisation itself
The world judges in black and white and only strict adherence to principle can regain the public’s trust
Funding, freedom from regulation and staff of the highest calibre are the keys to global success
UK prime minister May’s schools and higher education policymaking relies on anecdote and politicians’ own experience, not evidence
In a smaller but more polarised world, refugees’ appetite for study speaks to higher education’s continuing role as a force for good
Undergraduate or star scholar, status seems to offer little protection against feeling unworthy while less privileged students may be more at risk
Will an Alpine holiday make Theresa May reflect on what is lost when science and education become collateral damage?
While political pledges to scrap fees in the UK and US appeal to many, a debt-free approach will leave someone counting the cost
Universities are divided over tech in teaching but as the Ebola crisis raged a Mooc proved to be a life-saving pedagogical tool
Easing student visa rules at just four selective universities is a failure to see internationalism as a post-Brexit force for good
Unease over the suggestion to tie work to universities overlooks the reality that the REF is an institutional review
Institutions planning for the future would be wise to talk to one of their artificial intelligence researchers
The gargantuan report with its scholarly focus raises questions over who will digest its intellectual arguments
Academia, like journalism, can adapt to the digital landscape by seeing opportunities, not obstacles, and with bold reimaginings
With expertise being vilified, institutions must re-establish their relevance to ‘real people’. Fortunately, they are ideally placed to do so
Post-Brexit years will be full of uncertainty that will take its toll on the sector even if worst-case scenarios don’t come to pass
The exercise has the potential to shake up the current hierarchy and will be judged on whether it revises how firms and students view universities