World insight

Illustration Sausage (27 April 2017)

Boycotts betray free enquiry, but Viktor Orbán’s moves against the Central European University at least make them worth debating, says Eric Heinze

South Sudan flag

Stranded abroad, South Sudan’s international students need help, writes Kuyok Abol Kuyok

Colourful test tubes

The Naylor report will test the willingness of Justin Trudeau’s government to overhaul research support, writes Creso Sá

Child with megaphone at Sydney Opera House

Sir Keith Burnett returns from Australia with some astute observations on two far-from-perfect higher education systems

Budapest

The American-Hungarian institution proves that learning through diversity is not an impossible dream, says Marvin Lazerson

Gibraltar, the rock

University of Gibraltar vice-chancellor Daniella Tilbury reflects on how Brexit negotiations are awakening old insecurities

Donald Trump holding mask of his own face

US academics might find a warm word for the president if he forces universities to become financially disciplined and sustainable, say Jose Garcia, Don Barwick and Joseph Garcia

Students at University of Luxembourg

Rainer Klump on his 14-year-old institution’s enthusiasm for international partnerships and its leading role in the Grand Duchy’s transformation

EU referendum

Article 50 offers institutions across Europe the opportunity for universities to connect and engage with society, says Martin Paul

Martin Schulz

Challenger to Merkel is popular, despite attacks on his educational record

Trump: Make America Great

Military might and border walls are of more importance than compassion in Trump’s America, says John Fea

South Sudan opinion

South Sudan may be racked by famine, civil war and corruption, but the probity and effectiveness of its largely Western-educated vice-chancellors are providing the rest of the public sector with considerable food for thought, says Kuyok Abol Kuyok

A University of Ulsan team have their efforts judged in a robotic boat competition in the US

South Korea’s University of Ulsan, a pioneer in academic and business collaboration, stresses the importance of communication for maximum engagement, writes Yeon-Cheon Oh

Ahead of the Asia Universities Summit, Feridun Hamdullahpur sets out what you need to consider when carrying out industry-funded research

High tech manufacturing

Universities in the US, South Korea and elsewhere must contribute to the advancement of the knowledge-based industries of the 21st century, says Doh-Yeon Kim

Mick Marston illustration (9 March 2017)

When the US primary season threw up numerous examples of weak and fallacious argument, Michael Ventimiglia thought his time had come. But subsequent events left him grappling with his discipline’s apparent impotence

The ‘indigenisation’ of Canada’s academy has had many positives, but some scholars are uneasy about universities’ reluctance to challenge native beliefs about the world, say Rodney Clifton and Gabor Csepregi

East Asia, Japan, China, Singapore, Malaysia

Charlotte Evans on East Asia’s growing significance as a hub for international higher education

Less than a quarter of the country’s university research is curiosity-driven, and an assessment of impact is also in the offing, says Gavin Moodie

People underneath a Turkish flag

The targeting of Turkey’s top academics, in the country’s most established institutions, has caused outrage, writes Gulcin Ozkan