Latest articles on Academic Freedom

The PhD quality debate has racist tones

More students are enrolling in doctoral studies, but gatekeepers are questioning their worthiness

Sithembile Mbete

Academic, University of Pretoria

How games can hook pupils with short attention spans

With modern day attention spans less than eight seconds, educators are turning to games as new way of engaging with learners.

Morocco damages itself by stifling criticism

The country often turns to the courts when it doesn’t like what critics say, and this has a chilling effect on varsity research and the public media.

If everyone wins, no one is a winner

Business consultants, politicians and the media damage universities with their insular arrogance.

What is the price of education?

The humanities and arts are sacrificed in the business of ensuring solvent universities.

Sorry tale of a post-merger university mess

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s latter-day fortunes tell an indicting and page-turning story.

Enlightened leadership needed to secure academic freedom

A new book analyses threats our universities face and proposes ways of resisting them.

‘Abuse of power’ shackles academia

The Desai case showed how ‘corporate authoritarianism undermined collegiality’.

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