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How universities stifle learning

In 2016, after three decades of teaching, Brian Martin hung up his tutor boots. But he wasn't nearly done with thinking – or research. Having had time to reflect on his experience, the erstwhile Professor of Social Sciences at the University of ...

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Eastern promise: The rise of alt, pan-Asian study

Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing, while famed and well-funded, aren't the only destinations for Asian international students. Sociologist Yasmin Ortiga of the National University of Singapore has highlighted that Vietnam, the Philippines and provincial Chinese cities are increasingly enticing university options for the ...

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Free university education: Kiwi feat or a red herring?

When Jacinda Ardern became New Zealand's Prime Minister in October last year, many were surprised because of her youth, inexperience and femininity. Staunchly Labour, she moved quickly to enact her 'progressive, anti-capitalist' agenda. Among her reforms was making all forms of higher education ...

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