International higher education

Transparency in agent relationships is a hot topic at meeting on international recruitment

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At American International Recruitment Council annual conference, members discuss what should be required of universities and their overseas recruitment agents vis-á-vis transparency. 

Association formed to bring standards to agency-based international recruitment looks ahead

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Using commission-based agents in international recruitment has gone from unmentionable to mainstream. At 5th annual conference, a group formed to bring standards to the practice reflects on where it has been and where it's going.

British Council report argues for 'new status quo' in Indian student mobility

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A British Council report on trends in Indian student mobility finds increased interest in Canada and Germany, declining interest in the U.S. and U.K., and rapid expansion of India's own higher education system.

Disputes about unpaid wages renew questions about oversight of Italian university chartered by New Hampshire

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A university in Italy operating with the stamp of approval of the New Hampshire Higher Education Commission once again finds itself in trouble for allegedly failing to pay its employees.

 

Indiana Wesleyan plans to acquire a Christian higher education institution in Australia

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Indiana Wesleyan U. plans to acquire the Wesley Institute, in Sydney, with hopes to create the first full-fledged Protestant university in Australia and New Zealand.

U.S.AID official outlines priorities for agency's engagement with higher education

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At a gathering of leaders of public and land-grant universities, a U.S. development official describes future priorities for the agency's engagement with higher education. 

Rankers announce new evaluations for universities in emerging economies and the Middle East

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U.S. News -- with money from Qatar Foundation -- looks to evaluate universities in the Middle East while two British rankers plan to compare universities in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Women strongly represented on Australian university governing boards

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Women hold 43 percent of the seats on the governing boards and councils of Australian universities -- far more than in the U.S.

Groups raise concerns that British human rights activist is being blocked from entering U.S.

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Academic and civil liberties groups raise concerns that a prominent British human rights activist may be having difficulties getting a visa to come to the U.S. because of his advocacy activities.

A call for prerequisites for math and science in Australia

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An Australian report says the disappearance of prerequisites in science and mathematics fields has many students entering universities unprepared, and urges they be reintroduced.

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