International higher education

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.

'Stumbling Blocks' to a Saudi Collaboration

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When American colleges propose forging collaborations or building campuses in places like Abu Dhabi or Dubai, questions about human rights and whether gender, religion or sexuality could limit access or opportunities are never far behind. In most cases (though not all), colleges succeed in largely quelling those concerns when it comes to operating in the United Arab Emirates.

But what about in Saudi Arabia?

The Assessment Craze Knows No Boundaries

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Experts discuss a growing focus on accountability in study abroad, efforts to assess campus internationalization efforts more generally, and where the gaps in research are.

From Bay Area to Red Sea

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UC Berkeley and Stanford announce agreements worth $28 and $25 million, respectively, with a Saudi university under construction.

New Campus, in New Cairo

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A university prepares to leave its historic home and move to an entirely new, $400 million campus.

Access and Equity: A Comparative Perspective

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A group of Fulbright Scholars addresses major challenges to the expansion of quality higher education around the world.

Private Colleges Proliferating, Worldwide

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A researcher studies the global role of private education in increasing access as demand keeps booming.

Sticker Shock and Study Abroad

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With the dollar declining, fuel surcharges rising, and an economy slowing, the impact on the number of Americans studying abroad -- and where they go -- could be significant.

Documenting China's Higher Ed Explosion

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In many discussions about the international standing of American higher education, China is the 800-pound gorilla -- the emerging scientific and technological superpower whose newfound focus on building a first-class postsecondary system poses a major threat to the national economic competitiveness and individual well being in the United States.

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