International higher education

A Dent in the Data

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Errors in international statistics used to show decline in U.S. higher education raise questions about overdependence on them.

Making Human Rights More Scientific

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AAAS launches group aimed not only at protecting rights of scientists, but of bringing scholarly expertise to broader humanitarian efforts.

The Foreign (Student) Perspective on America's Historic Day

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WASHINGTON -- Charlotte Junius, a German student interning in Washington, saw something she did not quite expect Tuesday during the inauguration of President Obama. Near her vantage point, in the shadow of the Washington Monument, she was surrounded not only by hundreds of thousands of American citizens but also a healthy dose of foreign visitors, all packed onto the National Mall to witness history.

Standards for Short-Term Study Abroad

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Forum on Education Abroad offers more specific guidance for programs of short duration.

Assuring Quality, Across Borders

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At international seminar, those charged with validating the quality of their nations' colleges discuss trends in accreditation, and a common scourge: degree mills.

Students Help Students Study Abroad

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Monies for overseas education can be meager. At some colleges, student fees of $5 to $14 are providing a significant pool of aid.

The Liberal Arts, Abroad

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Outposts of liberal learning are popping up worldwide, often based on adaptations of an American model.

'Study Abroad Changed My Life and Other Problems'

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Conventionally, conference sessions serve a purpose of further orienting participants into the accepted language and landscape of a shared profession. More rarely does a conference session for a professional association feature the opposite goal – to thoroughly rip apart the rhetoric and deconstruct a field’s founding myth.

Iraqi Academe, How Can We Help?

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Embassy-sponsored conference gathers Iraqi American academics for discussion and action.

Arabic -- Advances and Constraints

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At gathering on international education, experts see progress in teaching a crucial language, but worry about impact of keeping instructors at low pay and off tenure track.

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