Opinion leadership

A selection of ACU commentaries, perspective pieces and opinion articles.

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University leaders and education ministers: a balancing act?

Ahead of 22CCEM Professor Colin Riordan, ACU Secretary General and Chief Executive, reflects for The PIE News on the relationship between university leaders and education ministers round the globe.

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Higher education to play an urgent role in tackling global challenges

In this guest blog for HEPI, Fariba Soetan, Head of Policy and Research the ACU, introduces the ACU-led Higher Education Taskforce and the five key issues that need urgent attention across the Commonwealth.

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Fast Paced Urban Environment In West Africa

Higher education should be central to the international development agenda

In this guest blog for HEPI, Professor Colin Riordan, Secretary General and Chief Executive of the ACU, outlines how and why higher education must be at the centre of development efforts. 

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World In Hands

Surveying research support builds collaboration

Dr William Bramwell, Senior Research Officer at the ACU argues that global university benchmarking helps institutions learn from and share with each other.

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There's more to COP than the table at the top

George Lakey, Programme Manager at the ACU reflects on what really matters at COP meetings.

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Universities are the perfect fora for debating the Commonwealth’s future

Dr Joanna Newman, ACU Secretary General and CEO explains why it is no accident that universities are prominent in protests over ties to the slave trade and movements to decolonise education.

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Commonwealth Flags against a blue sky