Academic freedom & free speech in Universities
This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast explores the state of academic freedom with Professor Adrienne Stone and John Roskam.
Universities must stand firm as radically inclusive communities of knowledge
Universities are engines of prosperity and social mobility, but their role as establishers of truths, or challengers of concepts and beliefs is under threat.
How Australia got so many law schools
The number of law schools in Australia is a reflection of higher education policy, say University of Melbourne experts.
Nice work, if you can get it
Internships offer a bridge from education to employment, but a University of Melbourne expert looks at how to ensure they’re good internships, not exploitation
Can you really Google your way through a medical degree?
University of Melbourne research with first year medical students has found a significant number use Google and Wikipedia more often than university resources.
Why law degrees matter
"Too many kids do law" according to PM Malcolm Turnbull: but the University of Melbourne's new Dean of Law says the degree creates significant public good.
Tech savvy teaching of critical thinking
A key aim of universities is critical thinking skills, but many are failing. A University of Melbourne expert finds new technologies could help teach them.
Is Australia failing to educate?
Dr Michelle Bruniges discusses Australia's declining education performance on the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast.
Expanding young, indigenous, scientific minds
University of Melbourne volunteer and mentor Adriana Zanca talks about working with young indigenous scientists towards an exciting future.
The creative disruption of higher ed
University of Melbourne Vice Chancellor Glyn Davis looks at the impact of digital technology on education in his new book The Australian Idea of a University.