Topic: International issues and education

Canada’s high schools are underfunded and turning to international tuition to help

Protesters join a demonstration organized by teachers’ unions outside the Ontario Legislature, in Toronto, as four unions hold a province-wide education strike […]

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Academic freedom is under threat around the world – here’s how to defend it

Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. shutterstock/Piotr Wawrzyniuk Academic freedom is at the heart of successful universities. UNESCO defines it as the right “to […]

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The importance of supporting international students with financial literacy education

By Vuong Hoang Tran and Victoria Handford, Thompson Rivers University

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has indicated that financial knowledge is a central life skill for participation in modern […]

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Universities need to rein in academic air travel and greenhouse gases

Researchers are keen to travel abroad but air transport makes a significant contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions. (Shutterstock) A recent article […]

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Government funding in Australia will be tied to university performance from 2020: what does this mean, and what are the challenges?

“Buildings at University of Sydney – 9”by Ameel Khan is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0  Education minister Dan Tehan met with university […]

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Shifting priorities in the new university

By Thomas Klassen, York University

The image of universities composed of mostly full-time tenured professors is long out-of-date. Half of all undergraduate students in Canada, as in […]

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Casual academics aren’t going anywhere, so what can universities do to ensure learning isn’t affected?

By Dorothy Wardale, Curtin University; Julia Richardson, Curtin University, and Yuliani Suseno, Edith Cowan University

Casual academics provide flexibility for universities at a time when student numbers are uncertain. from shutterstock.com More Australian universities are relying on […]

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Universities: increasingly stressful environments taking psychological toll – here’s what needs to change

By Luca Morini, Coventry University

shutterstock Every year, millions of international students travel to different countries to study at university. This, together with a lack of public […]

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Subsidized privilege: The real scandal of American universities

By Neil McLaughlin, McMaster University

U.S. federal prosecutors have charged 50 people — 38 of them are parents — for allegedly being involved in fraud schemes to […]

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Four fundamental principles for upholding freedom of speech on campus

It goes without saying – or at least it ought to – that freedom of speech should be a core value of universities. As a scholar of freedom of speech and a university academic, it has been gratifying to see so many Vice Chancellors (and a former Chief Justice of the High Court) take it so seriously.

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