International higher education

Peking University's partner institutions in the West respond to controversial dismissal of Xia Yeliang

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Wellesley and other American colleges that collaborate with Peking University respond to its controversial decision to fire Xia Yeliang allegedly for political reasons.

Admissions association lifts ban on commissioned agents in international recruiting

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Association of admissions officers lifts its ban on the use of commissioned agents in international student recruitment.

Academic freedom concerns may jeopardize Wellesley-Peking partnership

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More than 130 Wellesley faculty sign letter saying that if Peking University fires a professor for his political views, they'll urge the college to reconsider its partnership with Peking.

Scholars raise questions about free academic study tours to Israel

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There are a variety of groups offering to cover expenses for academics to travel to Israel. Professors consider the questions raised by participation on such trips.

Controversial U-Multirank Initiative Aspires to be a Different Kind of International Ranking

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U-Multirank seeks to overcome limitations of global league tables, but it already has its own critics.

Does China have too much influence over academe in the West?

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NYU disputes Chinese dissident's assertion of government influence, but experts say the issue illustrates pressures faced by many institutions to avoid offending Beijing.

NACAC panel would allow, but discourage, use of commission-based agents

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Admissions association panel seeks to lift ban on agents paid on commission in international student recruiting -- while maintaining that the "best practice" is not to use them at all.

Methodology of QS rankings comes under scrutiny

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QS runs one of three major global university rankings systems, but some question whether methodology is sound.

Penn pushes international internships and career opportunities

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With participation rates in traditional overseas study flat or declining, the University of Pennsylvania seeks to expand interest in international internships and careers.

Wake Forest to deliver preparatory curriculum at Chinese high schools

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Wake Forest will be working with Chinese high schools to prepare students for U.S.-style curriculum and will send their video portfolios directly to the colleges they apply to. Is this a money-maker or a much-needed service (or both)?

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