oa South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Editor's note



In my message in June 2009, I concluded, in reference to higher education, with the hope that "the road ahead, exciting and promising as it seems to be, needs to be mapped with great care and wisdom, if the 'bubble' is not to burst". For a number of different reasons today, higher education internationally is characterised by events which include violent student demonstrations against the rise in tuition fees (promising to make higher education unaffordable to the majority) and limitations on student visas and jobs. There are also desperate and gloomy predictions that a third of universities face closure in the United Kingdom.


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