Education

How higher education could better serve students — and the world

Four colleges in four years, and four academic fields (wrapped into one self-designed major): that was my convoluted path to a college degree. Much of that time, I swam upstream – struggling against a cascade of policies that ran counter to my vision of education as holistic and engaged with the world. With my older […]

Education

HOW SHOULD WE FINANCE HIGHER EDUCATION?

LONDON – “Universal compulsory school attendance. Free instruction. The former exists even in Germany, the second in Switzerland and in the United States in the case of elementary schools. If in some states of the latter country higher education institutions are also ‘free’, that only means in fact defraying the cost of education of the […]

Education

Can higher education strengthen democracy?

New Delhi: Education holds a key role in creating a just society and strengthening democracy, experts said while discussing higher education’s impact on inequality and empowerment of youth. Participating in the discussion titled ‘Role of Education in Creating a Just Society’ at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) centre here, Rod Hilton, deputy high […]