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British Professors Seek to Cut Ties to Israeli Scholars

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Union vote proceeds despite intense lobbying from American faculty groups, who see a serious violation of academic freedom.

Making Sense of 'Bologna Degrees'

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In the early 1990s, the then-presidents of Oberlin College and Stanford University floated the idea that the standard time for an undergraduate degree might be better at three years instead of four. The idea went nowhere -- at least in the United States.

Point of No Return to Bologna

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With deadline approaching for unifying higher ed system, European universities pick up pace on aligning degrees.

The Prospective (Foreign) Student

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Survey results shed light on priorities and preferences of potential international students as international education conference begins.

British Union Drops Boycott Call

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Faculty group largely ignored resolutions against their proposal to isolate Israeli academics, but backs down when its lawyer says the action could be illegal.

When Is a Non-Boycott a Boycott?

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Britain's faculty union -- widely criticized for two previous votes calling for the ostracizing of Israeli academe -- passes measure urging professors to think about the appropriateness of ties to Israel.

In Canada, a Bid to Retain Top Talent From Abroad

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Changes in immigration policies seek to attract and retain more foreign students, who are increasingly a hot commodity the world over.

Both Sides of the Pond

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After career at Yale, Alison Richard was tapped as Cambridge's leader. In podcast interview, she discusses academic leadership and the future of research universities.

An Atlantic Trust

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American and British university leaders propose a mechanism for building up the "special relationship" between the two countries by jointly working in other countries, worldwide.

Find a Niche or Vanish

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Universities that lack distinctive missions will go extinct, British pro vice chancellor warns.

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