International higher education

Study finds early career scholars in Europe are not confident of ability to find a permanent job

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In global survey of early career researchers, those in Europe are least confident of finding a permanent research or teaching position.

The study abroad provider Living Routes to close after losing its affiliation with UMass Amherst

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The study abroad provider Living Routes will close its doors after the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, citing health and safety concerns, suspends its affiliation agreement with the organization.

UArctic attempts to promote research, teaching collaboration across the universities of the region

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The University of the Arctic promotes research collaboration, joint educational programs and mobility across a region of increasing geopolitical importance. 

Trinity College faculty object to presidential statement denouncing the academic boycott of Israel

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When the Trinity College (Connecticut) president released a statement denouncing the American Studies Association's endorsement of an academic boycott of Israel, faculty pushed back. UPDATE: Other faculty members issue letter attacking the boycott.

Aversion to debt may limit effectiveness of new student loan system in Europe

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New loans for graduate study may have limited appeal.

Australian agency finds questionable marketing practices by vocational colleges

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Many of Australia's vocational institutions promote themselves in ways that are "too good to be true," study by federal regulator finds.

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.

 

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