Tag: universities

‘Look on My Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair!’, by Bruce Buchan

On the ruins of Western civilisation

‘To the Edge of Freedom’: May ’68 and Now, by Alison Caddick

Here, then, in Paris, in one of the heartlands of the Western tradition/logos, in one of the oldest universities in the world, there seems to have been a sense that the whole of existence was being newly lifted into the political.

The University Does Not Think, by Simon Cooper

The fate of knowledge in an age of innovation

Statement from NTEU Victorian Secretary Colin Long on the Suspension of Roz Ward

3 Jun 2016

Wednesday was a bleak day for Australian universities, for freedom of speech and for democracy. On that day, the management of La Trobe University suspended from work Roz Ward, NTEU member and Safe Schools advocate, on serious misconduct charges. Her alleged offence? That she wrote, in a private Facebook post, that it would be good if the “racist” Australian flag flying over Parliament were one day to be replaced by the red flag. It is…

The Virtual University

27 Feb 2016

The devaluation of teaching, the reduction of students to transferable commodities, the traducing of research to grant-getting and revenue-raising, the desire to rise in global university rankings, and so on, mean that universities are already becoming experts at responding to a scorched earth scenario at least partly of their own creation.

Conference: Help Challenge the Privatised Uni!


November 23, 2015 - November 24, 2015
The Global Change Institute, St Lucia, Queensland
Join the discussion to find ways to reclaim and reinvent public good universities.

But What’s It Really For? by Robert DiNapoli

The machining of the modern university

University Deregulation, by Nick Riemer

Public higher education needs defenders made of sterner stuff

Servitude for Students by John Holmwood

The moral crisis at the heart of the neoliberal university

MOOCs: Disrupting the University or Business as Usual?

by Simon Cooper

Mining Universities by Kristen Lyons and Carol Richards

Research in today's mining-funded tertiary sector

Afghanistan: Gift or Grand Conceit?

It is beyond most Westerners to understand today how offers of democracy are really much more than this: there is a widespread incapacity to grasp the social assumptions embedded in our 'gifts' writes John Hinkson