International higher education

International Campuses on the Rise

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Study finds 43 percent increase in just three years -- with some shifts away from the "North-South" location patterns of home institutions and their outposts.

International 'Leapfrogging'

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In 1970, 29 percent of the world's college students were enrolled in the United States, which had 6 percent of the world's population. But 2006, the United States enrolled only 12 percent of the world's students. The United States actually grew in enrollments, but other parts of the world -- especially China -- experienced surges far beyond the totals in the U.S.

U.S. Decline or a Flawed Measure?

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New version of British rankings of universities worldwide suggests that American dominance is eroding, but is the methodology meaningful? Is Berkeley really No. 39?

Fulbright's Good Fortune

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The tough job market for college seniors and recent graduates has left millions of twentysomethings unemployed or underemployed and looking for work or some other way to occupy their time.

Among the alternatives that appear to be growing in popularity this fall: State Department-sponsored Fulbright fellowships to study, conduct research or teach English in 140 countries.

Apples and Oranges

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False comparisons and “propaganda” limit value of international comparisons of higher education, study finds.

Catching Up to Canada

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Why does the U.S.'s northern neighbor look so much better in global rankings of college completion, and how might the gap be closed?

Mixed Outlook on Foreign Students

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2008-9 saw record international enrollment in U.S. and 2007-8 saw record for Americans studying abroad. New data suggest years of big increases may be ending.

Shift in Researcher Population

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Among worldwide total, China's share has grown dramatically in last 5 years while the U.S. and Europe have seen declines.

Controversial Visa Bans Lifted

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Clinton clears ways for Adam Habib and Tariq Ramadan to attend scholarly meetings in the United States, reversing Bush administration actions that angered scholarly groups.

Measuring Student Learning, Globally

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OECD will develop international version of Collegiate Learning Assessment to gauge whether comparisons are valid across countries -- including the U.S.

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