International Higher Education

International Higher Education
Jan 23, 2019
Saying it wants to "again become a place where talent feels valued and nurtured," Ghent University overhauls its system for faculty evaluation to de-emphasize quantitative metrics and annual progress reports. Professors will be asked about their goals and what they are proud of.

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September 25, 2015

Multiple programs and scholarships seek to help refugees from Syria and elsewhere obtain higher education, but the need dwarfs the response.

September 10, 2015

Adam Habib, vice chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand, discusses how he plans to recruit more black academics without resorting to a freeze on the hiring of white academics.

August 18, 2015

The board chair at the U of British Columbia objects to a professor's blog post on the president's sudden resignation -- fueling further concerns about that university's still unexplained leadership transition.

August 18, 2015

With a deal to limit Iran's nuclear program and relieve sanctions pending, U.S. universities look ahead to new possibilities for cooperation. But even as institutions contemplate sending students there, some flag safety and human rights concerns.

July 22, 2015

Russian universities want to internationalize, but a broader campaign on foreign funding and influence isn't helping.

June 26, 2015

At congressional hearing, officials at American institutions operating in China say that academic freedom is preserved.

June 23, 2015

New report documents a range of types of attacks on higher education worldwide, including killings, imprisonments, wrongful dismissals and expulsions, and restrictions on the movements of students and scholars.

June 19, 2015

The University of Washington announces a new joint institute with China's Tsinghua University -- and $40 million in funding from Microsoft.

June 12, 2015

Some of the top poverty scholars in northern regions are now working with emerging academics from more southern countries, in hopes of expanding research on poverty.

June 11, 2015

Suicide of a researcher leads to more discussion of financial expectations on professors at British universities.

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