Cuts to the state budget for Israel’s universities will cause a lot more damage than any academic boycott.
Promoting cultural diplomacy will give students in the Middle East and North Africa region the skills they need to thrive in a globalised world.
Higher education alone cannot bring greater social equality. Higher education researchers need to focus on improving access to elite institutions and creating the conditions necessary for building stronger mass higher education institutions.
The Saudi government has invested heavily in higher education, but it is likely to be producing too many graduates for the available jobs. Instead, it could put the money into improving the quality of its research output.
Until the US Visa Waiver Program is abolished or the US visa requirements are made universal for all non-citizens, academic societies should hold their annual events in nations where visa policies are equitable for all.
It is time for African academics to consider drafting a charter on academic freedom. It will be a daunting task. But the costs of failing to protect this basic human right, as other countries across the globe use universities to create new ideas and intellectual properties essential to the growth of the knowledge economy, will be great for African universities and nation states.
George Yeo follows Amartya Sen as chancellor of Nalanda University, but will he face the same problems associated with creating an international university in one of India’s poorest states?
Post-secondary education providers and initiatives are focusing on ways to increase graduate employability. Are they a threat to universities?
The protection and rebuilding of higher education in conflict-affected settings is a neglected issue and should be a global responsibility.
Colleges are using virtual reality and augmented reality for everything from creating a community before students matriculate to virtual tours and educational activities.
The magnitude of the attack on academic freedom in Palestine has been underestimated despite the right to education being one of the key universal human rights.
Chile’s students have been protesting for years about the marketisation of higher education and for a fairer society, but has this come at the expense of their academic formation?
Academics often lament the fact that they are not consulted on policy issues. In Greece the academics have become the government, but what has been the outcome of putting theory, especially Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis’s work on ‘game theory’, into practice?
A recent US higher education delegation to Iran opened a historic new chapter in educational relations and people-to-people exchanges between the United States and Iran.
Whether it is through soft or hard power and in the US or Turkey, academic freedom is under threat from government, commercial and religious pressure, and intellectuals around the world are rising to its defence.
An international academic boycott of Israel provides a chance, however slight, to bring academic freedom to Palestinian universities, which are severely restricted by the Israeli government.
Calls for an academic boycott of Israel only serve to weaken liberal voices on campuses and allow the government to shift the spotlight away from its policies on the West Bank and the Palestinians.
A change is needed in how we deal with doctoral education in the light of funding shortages across Europe, as the reality is that many doctorate holders will end up in non-research positions.
Turkey’s recent elections could bring an end to initiatives aimed at giving Syrian refugees access to higher education. It is vital that the international community supports and encourages Turkey to maintain and expand its commitment to refugee education.
Even with the large sums of money being invested in Project 5-100, it is unlikely Russian universities will rise quickly up the global university rankings due to a number of structural reasons.
Canada’s international education strategy is driven by market-based rationale and needs to embrace a broader view of the benefits of international education as well as incorporate the input of university experts on internationalisation.
It’s no good setting ambitious research funding targets for smaller countries unless they have the capacity to deliver on them – and that generally means capacity in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.
Achieving internationalisation is within the reach of campuses of all sizes if the will exists to create global students who are adaptable to any environment. With proper recruitment and monitoring in place, and with initiatives to help integrate foreign students and dedicated management staff, it is possible to internationalise despite limited resources.
Research into Nigerian students’ and academics’ approach to plagiarism suggests students are not ready or prepared for study abroad. Highlighting the need for academic integrity in Nigerian universities could help drive the education system to new heights.
The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning links learning and work using a model which it says can be replicated worldwide. Their ultimate goal is to improve lives through better employment.