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.
A new study has advanced the use of a technique known as 'CRISPR' to treat a common inherited form of anaemia, writes Merlin Crossley.
Solving deep scientific mysteries brings big rewards, writes Merlin Crossley.
The latest figures show Australia does not fare well compared with other OECD countries on federal government funding for research and development, write Merlin Crossley and Les Field.