International higher education

Italian university joins international colleges embracing English language

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A public university in Italy transitions to English-only instruction. Meanwhile, some Israelis worry that institutions there have moved too far in that direction. Can universities be both “international” and “national"?

At G8 sessions on higher ed, the role of money proves divisive

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While American universities are among those that profit from international education, other countries pursue a different path.

International university group seeks focus on values in global higher ed projects

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International Association of Universities issues call to make ethical considerations central as institutions cross borders.

Finland moves to merge smaller universities

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Finland moves to merge its smaller universities, saying that combined institutions can better compete internationally. Some faculty who will have to commute in the Arctic question the move.

Study finds little payoff of British investment in teaching centers

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British government's major investment in initiative to improve university teaching failed to raise standards, a study finds.

Educators consider who benefits from internationalization

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At gathering of university educators from around the world, support for collaboration remains strong, but many voice worries about the one-sided nature of many such efforts.

At worldwide gathering of educators, differences emerge

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At gathering of university leaders from around the world, some are unwilling to embrace the critique of higher education currently popular in American circles.

UMUC faculty were unhappy with president before she was placed on leave

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At U. of Maryland University College, often held up as a model institution, faculty expressed concerns about president's leadership long before she was placed on leave last week.

Study: Affirmative action in India widens achievement gap

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Affirmative action study at one of India's best universities finds that those from disadvantaged groups don't catch up.

Duke scales back plans for first program at China campus

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Months after faculty members voted down plan to charge foreign students U.S. tuition for program entirely abroad, a scaled-back program wins approval.

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