Academic Freedom or Secrecy?

March 24, 2015 By Colleen Flaherty The University of Delaware is refusing to fulfill a congressman’s request that it release information about who is funding a prominent climate change skeptic’s research. The university is the first of seven institutions facing similar requests to publicly deny them, citing concerns about academic freedom. Delaware’s refusal raises important …Continue reading »

Even university competitors are joining forces

Geoff Maslen 20 March 2015 University World News Global Edition Issue 359 The idea of universities collaborating with others around the world is no longer unusual but, increasingly, university faculties and schools are also forming alliances with their counterparts in other institutions to boost research output, improve graduation rates, attract students to potentially unpopular programmes …Continue reading »

Ban on professor raises questions for offshore campuses

Katherine Mangan, The Chronicle of Higher Education 20 March 2015 University World News Global Edition Issue 359 A New York University professor was stopped while trying to board a plane for the United Arab Emirates at Kennedy International Airport last week and told he had been barred from entering the country. The professor, Andrew Ross, …Continue reading »

Reform vote leaves universities uncertain of funding

Geoff Maslen 18 March 2015 University World News Global Edition Issue 359 The Australian senate has rejected a government higher education reform bill for the second time, leaving the nation’s universities uncertain of their future funding and whether they can charge tuition fees. An inept government and its even more inept education minister have left …Continue reading »