World insight

local community, connections, network

Sara Ladrón de Guevara and Anthony Monaco on why institutions should collaborate with their neighbours to develop ideas and solve local problems

Free speech, censor, censorship

New leader of Canada’s Conservative Party, Andrew Scheer, promises research grant cuts to universities that offer safe spaces or speaker bans, says Creso Sá

A person holding US dollars

The maths just does not add up when you look at the impact of cuts on tuition fee prices, says Andrew Gillen

Dancing business people

The liberal arts approach can lead to business being done more thoughtfully, more creatively, and more sustainably, says Jeffrey Nesteruk


Removing the cap on subsidised sub-bachelor’s places in public universities will pull the rug out from under technical and further education providers offering similar qualifications, says Gavin Moodie

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Budget illustration

As higher education costs rise inexorably, students or governments will inevitably have to pay more, says Peter Coaldrake

Dalai Lama

Chinese students’ calls for the Tibetan leader to be barred from speaking at the University of California, San Diego show a flawed conception of accommodation and respect, says Ben Medeiros 

Statue of Liberty, New York

Sir Keith Burnett writes from the US on the country’s mixed – and sometimes misleading – immigration history

Trump protester in Washington

Conservative politicians emboldened by the president’s election could exact the heaviest toll on higher education, says Matthew Hartley

Oman, Muscat

Yusra Mouzughi on the many dilemmas faced when recruiting staff to a brand-new university

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

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


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