International higher education

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.

A Peking U. professor is fired in what's seen as a test case for academic freedom

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Peking U. fires economics professor  in widely watched test case for academic freedom in China -- an outcome that some Western academics have said should raise questions about partnerships there.

Study finds increase in English language programs in continental Europe

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Report finds significant increase in master's programs taught in English in continental Europe.

 

Survey finds lack of transparency in agent relationships

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Survey finds that just 13 percent of international applicants who used education agents knew whether they earned commissions from colleges.

 

Conference focuses on integrating global learning within the curriculum

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At gathering focused on global learning, faculty and others discuss diverse strategies for integrating it within the curriculum.

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