universities

 
The university is not a factory
The university is not a factory
If you believe the glossy adverts, puff pieces and award ceremonies, you might think that many South African universities are becoming increasingly...
Rethinking university rankings: We need to talk about quality of teaching
Rethinking university rankings: We need to talk about quality of teaching
Each year the release of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings generates a great deal of interest, excitement – and debate. ...
​UAE extradition deal
​UAE extradition deal
Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor is organising an emergency crisis meeting with universities after close to 50 rape cases were...
How to survive postgrad: Survival tips from postgraduate students
How to survive postgrad: Survival tips from postgraduate students
Choose a research topic that really fascinates you
Market affects students’ lives
Market affects students’ lives
The property relations of South African cities, established during the colonial and apartheid periods, today affect the political economy of higher...
Class and social capital affect university students
Class and social capital affect university students
There’s a great deal of comfort to be had in the idea that success at university is primarily or exclusively the result of a student’s hard...
It’s time to get real about free higher education
It’s time to get real about free higher education
As populist politics threatens to derail another academic year it is time to sit back and reflect on practical reality.
Why developing countries are particularly vulnerable to predatory journals
Why developing countries are particularly vulnerable to predatory journals
Every day academics wade through emails riddled with spelling errors promising almost immediate publication of their research. These publications...
​Queer students battle for inclusion
​Queer students battle for inclusion
The youth grabbed Dewaldt Visser by the collar, spat in his face and said: “Fok off uit hierdie huis uit. Jy behoort nie hier nie. [Fuck off out of...
South African universities won't change unless mindsets start to shift
South African universities won't change unless mindsets start to shift
The start of the academic year is looming in South Africa. The student protests that rocked most...

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