International programs

British campus finds high rates of cheating in Dubai

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British branch campus finds 1 in 8 students guilty of academic misconduct.

New index seeks to measure equity in South African universities

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New index compares progress at universities in transforming themselves, post-apartheid. Not all academics applaud the tool.

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.

 

Pleas for language education at conference

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American institutions are woefully behind when it comes to language education, and fewer jobs for students are among the many consequences, professors and policymakers say at conference.

German universities hope for improvements following election

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German rectors want to see the post-election federal government do more to support higher education.

USAID to continue to fund global university partnerships after all

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U.S. agency withdraws threat of sharp cuts for higher ed development programs -- but confirms that contract for association-led intermediary won't be renewed after 2015 expiration.

Conference considers challenges facing higher ed after the Arab Spring

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Are students in Arab higher education held back by attitudes about challenging instructors and fully participating in the classroom?

Brazil's scientific mobility scholarship program keeps growing

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More than 4,000 Brazilian undergraduates will be on U.S. campuses this fall on government scholarships.

British universities consider policies for foreign students who hire translators

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Many British universities lack policies on what kind of help foreign students can receive.

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