International higher education

Michigan State's Libya Ties

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The London School of Economics and Political Science is in the midst of a major academic scandal over ties to the government of Libya, including questions about the legitimacy of a Ph.D. awarded to a son of Muammar el-Qaddafi's, connections between administrators and a foundation controlled by the Libyan dictator, and training provided by the London School of Economics to Libyan government officials.

Global Comparisons

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British Council suggests new way to evaluate countries on effectiveness of their efforts to promote international education. Germany tops list and U.S. is sixth.

Evolving Higher Ed Hubs

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What will the next generation of university centers look like? Experts discuss how Qatar and the United Arab Emirates illustrate the choices before many countries.

New Leader in European Higher Ed

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Maria Helena Nazaré, first woman in key post, wants to smash some glass ceilings -- and also to protect university budgets.

How Asian Are Asian Universities?

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Campus leaders from Abu Dhabi, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore debate whether institutions should be judged by Western or local criteria -- and whether geography defines higher education.

Business in Context

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Through network, b-schools in the developed world provide ideas that can be applied by those in developing nations.

No Letup in British Tuition Turmoil

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Minister's off-the-cuff comments about student access provoke "knee-jerk" responses, and together they threaten reasonable debate over public policy.

'The End of Internationalization?'

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VANCOUVER, B.C. – Is the internationalization of higher education suffering from a midlife crisis? Jane Knight, a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, posed that question during a standing-room only session provocatively titled “The End of Internationalization?” Thursday at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference.

“Or are we having an identity crisis? Or are we losing its true north? Are we losing some of the key values about what is behind and supporting and guiding internationalization?”

Agents, Diversity, Service Learning

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At gathering of international educators, commission-based recruiting remains a hot topic; other areas of discussion include gay international students and links between extracurricular and curricular.

SUNY Bets Big on Agents

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Despite ethical qualms, the State University of New York system plows ahead with international recruitment strategy.

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