From Where I Sit

From Where I Sit illustration (27 August 2015)

Brian Bloch considers the attacks against two Humboldt University scholars in the internet age

From Where I Sit illustration (20 August 2015)

Kate MacDonald reflects on playing the student name game in the Belgian academy

From Where I Sit illustration (13 August 2015)

Two universities’ no-holds-barred recruitment battle was unedifying; more dispiriting is to see that China’s best and brightest prefer to study abroad, says Hong Bing

Man drowning in glass of beer (illustration)

Belgian academia looks enticing and accommodating to UK postgraduates, but Kate Macdonald found that it was for locals only

From Where I Sit illustration (30 July 2015)

It’s a pity the efforts of myriad institutions striving daily to help students of diverse backgrounds are eclipsed by Ivy League tales, says Alan Ruby

From Where I Sit illustration (23 July 2015)

In the US, the cost of paying for expensive commencement speeches is diverting funds from where they’re most needed, says Howard Segal

From Where I Sit illustration (16 July 2015)

Allowing Palestinian academics to speak Arabic in Israeli universities can strengthen identity, says Audrey Osler

From Where I Sit illustration (9 July 2015)

Campus leaders must apply academics’ theories in the boardroom, suggests Brian Bloch

An illustration of a lifebelt

From translating health and safety advice to tongue-twisters, there’s always something new to do, says Kate Macdonald

From Where I Sit illustration (25 June 2015)

Bringing Belarus into the fold has required behind the scenes manoeuvring, but has left the organisation stronger as a result, says Anne Corbett

From Where I Sit illustration (18 June 2015)

A note left by a postgrad who killed himself because he felt ill-treated by his supervisor highlights a worrying trend, says Hong Bing

From Where I Sit illustration (11 June 2015)

Mike Gow laments Britain’s pursuit of revenues over development of cultural understanding

From Where I Sit illustration (4 June 2015)

Learning to read foreign literature and communicate in a practical sense can be mutually reinforcing, says Brian Bloch

From Where I Sit illustration (28 May 2015)

Restructures and rebrandings of public universities are taking a toll on mascots and more, says Robert Lee Maril

Juan Manuel Mora on what makes a university’s reputation

Moocs and student choice are welcome, but traditional courses offer proven pathways to the summit of knowledge, argues Alan Ruby

The desire to have and to flaunt academic credentials can lead to questionable behaviour from individuals and universities both, says Brian Bloch

An academy built on low-wage, part-time staff will be a deficient and unworthy one, argues Deborah Rogers

Hong Bing examines plans for a Great Leap Forward in the sport

Confronting students with facts that they might not be aware of or comfortable with can have surprising results, says Robert Lee Maril