An American professor turned back at the Beijing airport despite having a valid tourist visa said he believes he’s being punished for his support of Ilham Tohti, an ethnic Uighur and economics professor arrested earlier this year on charges of separatism, The New York Times reported. The U.S. Department of State and human rights organizations have denounced Tohti’s arrest.
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July 8, 2014
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July 2, 2014
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July 1, 2014
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July 1, 2014
A new report from the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education argues that colleges should consider cross-border operations if they want to secure a spot in fast-changing higher education systems.
June 30, 2014
One of the private colleges singled out by the U.K. Minister of Security and Immigration, James Brokenshire, in his Tuesday remarks to Parliament about abuse of the student visa system is disputing the minister’s account, Times Higher Education reported.
June 27, 2014
New York University announced the hiring of an investigative firm to look into labor conditions for the workers who constructed its recently completed Abu Dhabi campus in the wake of a New York Times article documenting widespread abuses, the newspaper reported.
June 25, 2014
The Home Office revokes the right to host foreign students for 3 universities and 57 private colleges and launches a criminal investigation into widespread English language testing fraud at Educational Testing Service centers.
June 24, 2014
Concerned scholars have initiated a petition in support of Alexander Sodiqov, a Ph.D. student at the University of Toronto who was arrested and detained while conducting fieldwork in Tajikistan last week. Sodiqov, who is married with a young daughter, has reportedly not had any contact with his family members, lawyers, or colleagues.
June 20, 2014
The Senate Appropriations Committee has proposed flat funding for the Fulbright Program despite the Obama administration’s recommended $30.5 million reduction, the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange, an association that lobbies on behalf of international exchange organizations, posted Thursday in a report on its website.