International higher education

Growth in International Applicants Slows

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Number of foreign applicants to U.S. graduate programs increased by only 3 percent this year, survey shows, while about a third of schools saw declines.

A Test the Education Department Doesn't Love

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In many quarters within American higher education, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings is viewed (unfairly, she and her supporters would argue) as an almost single-minded advocate for more, and more standardized, measurement of how well college students are educated. The position of Spellings's Education Department on testing has made her unpopular with many college leaders and faculty members in the United States.

International Development Goals

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University leaders from around the world convene for summit on higher education and development. Attendees are each (supposed) to return home with two new partnerships.

Studying (Sign) Languages Abroad

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As interest in ASL and overseas study grows, new programs offer the opportunity to study foreign sign language and deaf culture abroad.

Shift for Saudi Scholarship Program

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In new wave of government scholarship program, the emphasis is on graduate students, not undergrads.

A President in Texas (No, Not That One)

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At Abilene Christian U.'s commencement, Madagascar's leader joined 24 graduating scholars supported by his government, with hopes of greater good.

The Private Sector Role in Global Higher Education

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At World Bank meeting, Laureate chief foresees major role for non-government universities around the world -- if they act as good citizens.

For- and NonProfit and Other Issues in Innovation

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Investors -- and regulators -- discuss the profit motive and emerging models in private higher education, growing worldwide.

Wake-Up Call for American Higher Ed

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New analysis of Europe's "Bologna" movement suggests that colleges in the U.S. could soon face substantial pressure to better define what their own degrees and credits mean.

Not So International After All?

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For all the talk about globalization, new survey finds many colleges don't show much evidence of embracing study of the world outside the United States.

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