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England forges ahead with uni commercialisation

Amid the global, pre-Royal Wedding fervour, the English government made significant higher education reforms. First, on 1 January this year, it founded the Office for Students (OfS): a new university watchdog. Then, in mid-February, it announced the “biggest shake-up to higher ...

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Unis discreetly collaborating with Facebook

Some 30 American universities have partnered with Facebook, yet most are keeping schtum on the details. By consulting with Facebook, Washington, D.C.-based publication Inside Higher Ed uncovered that the institutions have signed up to its Sponsored Academic Research Agreement. Beginning in late 2016, 17 institutions joined ...

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Unis and schools becoming more lethal: report

Learning isn’t typically associated with danger, but that connection is increasingly palpable. Over the last five years, there have been over 12,700 attacks harming more than 21,000 students and educators. These statistics, courtesy of the Global Coalition to Protect Education from ...

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UniMelb researchers rank our unis 10th in world

Australia has once more scraped into the top fifth of a global ranking. Universitas 21 – a global network of 26 tertiary institutions founded by the University of Melbourne – has placed Australia 10th out of 50 universities. The researchers, from UniMelb’s Melbourne Institute ...

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