Despite the fact that competition for funding and accountability has increased in German higher education, there is still a general consensus that it is a public system and should be state-funded.
Education is more than what happens passively to a child.
Everyone seems to know that the moderate Muslim exists, but nobody seems to really agree on what he or she looks like, how he or she acts, behaves, what she believes in, how he or she practises.
A major barrier to career aspirations among Muslims has been their inability to take on student (or any other) loans to fund higher study, as Shariah law prohibits predetermined interest rates.
Since April this year 5,000 unaccompanied children have arrived in the small Sicilian town of Augusta, fleeing war and poverty in north Africa.
More exposure is needed on what is going on behind the scenes of foreign reporting – between the bylines, when the cameras stop rolling.
Gender is flawed – no set of social scripts will ever represent the wonderful diversity and intricacy of human behaviour.
The initiative may be more ambitious than it first appeared.
The people of Hong Kong are making their voices heard as never before.
On 16 September, the northern Syrian town of Kobane came under siege. Since then, reports state that more than 150,000 refugees have flooded into Turkey.
While there is willingness to tackle other forms of discrimination in the sport, objectifying women is too often shrugged off as just “banter”.
The time has come to define and demonstrate differently what it means to be a democrat by giving the word to the citizens instead of keeping them hostage to debates between politicians.
A doctor in Afghanistan is using her medical training to provide healthcare and other support to women – at great risk to herself and her family.
This international awareness day aims to bring to attention the prejudices bisexual people face.
I had not consented because I was not conscious enough to consent. Do you understand what that means?
Politicians haven't told us the truth about the NHS and their plans for it for years.
The Department of Health has reported a decrease in drinking, drugs and pregnancy among teenagers - but our generation has problems of its own, writes Jess Williams.
Independent filmmaker Paul Roy recounts his experiences in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
Harassment is rife in UK universities – the passing the buck approach of “not on my campus” is no longer acceptable.
Religious illiteracy leads to an anxiety about the role of religion in the public sphere: from fear of terrorism to fear of exclusion and fear of litigation.
There is currently no international law or body that can organise the detection and prevention of fake medicines - and it's a critical threat to our ability to fight deadly diseases.
Yehuda Shaul writes of how he and his friends learned to glorify power, and lost their ability to see Palestinians as people whose lives are no less valuable. Now, he and hundreds of others are working to end the occupation.
“Asking the nurse not to turn the ultrasound away, I saw our baby, the same size as a chickpea, and wondered how an innocent thing could ever be shameful.”
Students graduating from university face huge debt, a difficult job market and declining starting salaries. Despite this, we shouldn’t allow education to become dominated by economics.
David Cameron has reinforced the political power of a few big money donors and well established vested interests, argues the shadow leader of the Commons. Now that his grassroots have taken flight he is even more reliant on the privileged few he uses his power to support.
Parents receiving a pre-natal diagnosis of Down’s syndrome are faced with an awful dilemma and need our care and support. They do not need pseudo-morality and outdated stereotypes.
Making a global spectacle of the murder of a western journalist carries a uniquely powerful propaganda message for the jihadists.
As students across the country receive their GCSE results, many will be realising that there is no escape from comparisons with their peers thanks to the growth of social media. But does it represent the truth?
The UK may not have a police force that is equipped like an army, but through our arms trade we export death to some of the most volatile regions of the world. It has to stop.