Russia wants to build a top university, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, from scratch. “Skoltech” enjoys the patronage of politicians and mentorship from MIT, but some fear the “best” is being built at expense of the base.
International Higher Education
Students rally against government plans that leave some of them with steep tuition bills and others with requirements not to leave the country.
After three years of growth, the number of students seeking places in Australia's universities flattens, similar to patterns seen in the United States.
The Harpswell Foundation provides housing and leadership training to some of Cambodia’s top female college students.
A former instructor at Southern Utah University's intensive English program raises concerns about the prevalence of plagiarism and low standards for students and instructors.
Hellicy Ngambi, the first female vice chancellor at a public university in Zambia, embraces a framework for ethical leadership.
Inspired by the scale of the Science Without Borders program, universities seize opportunities to expand partnerships in Brazil.
Education and development organizations launch new push to fund overseas fellowships and scholarships for Syrian students and professors.
Universities and governments on the continent exhibit many of the same data limitations as U.S. colleges in gauging student outcomes, study shows.
New College of the Humanities, in London, seeks to meld the American liberal arts and Oxford tutorial models. But critics have focused on its £18,000 annual price tag and its corporate structure.