The scientific world is fascinated by the gene editing technique CRISPR but we must seriously consider the ethics of changing genes, writes Merlin Crossley.
There is a need to move away from the perception that university entry is the only path to success in life, writes Merlin Crossley.
Australia has unique advantages when it comes to attracting the best and brightest and harnessing their talents, writes Merlin Crossley.
The demand-driven system means universities are being pushed through seldom-discussed tipping points, writes Merlin Crossley.
Journal Impact Factors are unreliable and may be gamed. But they can still offer value, writes Merlin Crossley.
Former headmaster of Sydney Grammar School and respected classical scholar John Vallance will join UNSW as Honorary Professor for the Public Understanding of the Humanities.
Universities need to revitalise the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, writes Merlin Crossley.
Society’s views on teaching have ebbed and flowed – but now the tide is turning, writes Merlin Crossley.
Like cricket, academia needs specialists. Technology will allow innovative teachers to demonstrate they belong in the top order, writes Merlin Crossley.
Calls to abandon imperfect student surveys and replace them with 'proper' measures of teaching effectiveness overlook the fact that no single, perfect alternative currently exists, writes Merlin Crossley.