With Hungary accused of ‘undermining democratic values’, Malcolm Gillies considers to what extent universities with a liberal mission can flourish in ‘illiberal’ societies
Martin McQuillan meets José Mujica to discuss education and philosophy
Yong Zhao believes China doesn’t foster the free thinkers it needs. What is the state of the country’s higher education system?
Jack Grove reports from Moscow on bold plans to revive the country’s ailing higher education sector
How does a tiny institution create such outsized impact?
The state is confronting student protest with an iron fist while promising to relax its grip on the academy. Jack Grove reports from the country
Susan K Burton looks back at her time teaching at Japanese universities and wonders why more Westerners don’t head east
The subcontinent plans to create capacity for an extra 10 million students in five years, with particular emphasis on quality of education. But how?
Student protests brought down a government but failed to freeze tuition fees: what’s next for a province where universities remain high on the political agenda? Elizabeth Gibney reports from Montreal
Post-Sandy Hook, hundreds of American college presidents are taking on the gun lobby. Amid the US’ increasingly febrile and evidence-free policy debates, does the campaign signal a return to the ‘bully pulpit’ for the American academy’s leaders? Jon Marcus reports