International higher education

Scholar's Visa Denial Upheld

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The case of Tariq Ramadan has become central to efforts by academic and civil liberties groups to challenge the denial of U.S. visas to foreign scholars. And on Thursday, a federal judge handed those groups a defeat by upholding the right of the government to deny a visa to Ramadan, a prominent Muslim scholar who has been unable to enter the United States to accept a position at the University of Notre Dame.

Creating Capacity in Study Abroad

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For-profit provider builds network of "independent branch campuses" overseas to try to reach a different kind of student -- and a slew of them at that.

Transition to Bilingualism

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New Fairleigh Dickinson U. program doesn't require Korean students to excel in ESL before earning credits toward their degrees.

Managing Study Abroad

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New report offers college leaders recommendations for fully integrating overseas studies into their academic offerings.

Study Abroad Inquiry Expands

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Moving beyond major providers, New York Attorney General subpoenas colleges about their international programs.

Integrating International Faculty

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Researchers consider issues specific to foreign-born faculty and ways to help them adjust.

Connections, Collaborations and Competition

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Money, power and student mobility are among the topics as educators grapple with what globalization really means.

Any Advice About Visas?

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U.S. House members seek ideas on how to better help foreign students and scholars get into the U.S.

The Phantom Campus in China

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Amid the clamor for branches of American colleges abroad, some of the most ambitious plans for the People's Republic are as yet, and perhaps even permanently, unrealized.

Growing -- and Defining -- 'Global Studies'

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What, exactly, do we mean when we say “global studies?”

“That’s the central question,” Niklaus Steiner, the director of the Center for Global Initiatives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said when pressed by an assistant provost in his audience who asked, “What is the intellectual justification for global studies? What do you bring that’s new?”

“What’s the central answer?”

“I see hands going up,” Steiner said, smiling, not-so-deftly dodging the question but clearing the way for further discussion on the emerging field and its place in the academy.

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