International higher education

Debate renews over Confucius Institutes

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AAUP urges universities to terminate or renegotiate contracts for Chinese-government funded centers of language and culture. With about 90 Confucius Institutes established in U.S., will it have an impact?

New report on cross-border higher education

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A new report from the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education argues that colleges should consider cross-border operations if they want to secure a spot in fast-changing higher education systems.

U.K. Cracks Down on Student Visa, English Language Testing Fraud

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The Home Office revokes the right to host foreign students for 3 universities and 57 private colleges and launches a criminal investigation into widespread English language testing fraud at Educational Testing Service centers.

New research on retention of international students

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In new research being released at international education conference, foreign students identify financial issues as their main sources of dissatisfaction.

 

CEO of global for-profit on its expansion, accreditation and for-profit debate

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Laureate Education's CEO, Douglas Becker, talks about how the huge for-profit higher-ed company works across 30 countries, where it has hit snags, and what comes next.

Minnesota, N.Y. bills would require colleges to disclose more about study abroad programs

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Minnesota lawmakers are poised to pass legislation requiring colleges to report on the safety of study abroad programs; bill in New York would mandate disclosure of financial relationships with providers.

A look at the landscape of pathway programs for international students run in cooperation with for-profit partners

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The continuing growth of pathway programs for international students reflects trends toward for-profit/nonprofit partnerships and raises questions about readiness and rigor.

Chicago faculty object to their campus's Confucius Institute

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A faculty petition at the University of Chicago calls for the institution to terminate its contract for a Chinese-government funded center of research and language teaching.

 

 

 

Amid the branch campus building boom, some universities reject the model

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These universities aren't building international branch campuses, at least not now. Here's why.

A look at U. of Michigan's partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong U.

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Together, U. of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong U. run innovative joint institute.

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