Higher Learning April 2009

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Trading oil for education
Trading oil for education
How do you plug the brain drain of students leaving your country to study in the United States?
The Untouchables
The Untouchables
Over the years I have attempted to describe higher education using a variety of metaphors and concepts, some more demeaning than others.
Poor funding for PhD students
Poor funding for PhD students
The UK may be missing out on talented EU research students because of a refusal to pay living costs.
Universities do serve communities
Universities do serve communities
Along with research and teaching, community engagement is one of the three primary purposes of higher education in South Africa.
Face downturn head-on
Face downturn head-on
In an economic downturn, when demand falls, productivity would have to be cut, which affects the total income flow to the business.
Zululand varsity accused of racism and nepotism
Zululand varsity accused of racism and nepotism
The management of the University of Zululand (Unizulu) has been accused of poor management, racism and nepotism.
One minister please, says Pandor
One minister please, says Pandor
Education minister has also called on government to assist in finalising university mergers.

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