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October 24, 2013
Wellesley and other American colleges that collaborate with Peking University respond to its controversial decision to fire Xia Yeliang allegedly for political reasons.
October 23, 2013
The Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) has learned that the Title VIII program – a U.S. State Department program that funds language training and research in Eurasian and Eastern European studies – did not receive an appropriation for the federal fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. Because the money is typically allocated one year and spent the next, that means a significant reduction in the number of fellowships and grants available in 2013-14.
October 23, 2013
A spokeswoman for the London School of Economics told Times Higher Education that the university is attempting to establish the facts surrounding last week’s dismissal of Xia Yeliang from Peking University, a partner institution of LSE. 
October 21, 2013
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.
October 21, 2013
A 34,000-student university in Chile affiliated with Laureate Education, Inc. has received notification from the National Accreditation Commission that its institutional accreditation will not be renewed at the end of its current three-year term. The Universidad de las Américas plans to appeal the decision, which -- if it stands – would mean that new students would be ineligible for government loans or grants.
October 10, 2013
The Consortium of China 9 Research Universities has joined with three other international associations in releasing a statement of 10 characteristics of research universities, including -- notably within a Chinese context -- a commitment to academic freedom.
October 8, 2013
A new report from the British Council forecasting the growth in international students finds that over the next decade growth in higher education enrollments will slow from about 5.0 to 1.4 percent per year. India, Indonesia, Brazil, Nigeria and China will dominate that growth. Students from China and India will continue to make up more than a third of all outwardly mobile students, while Germany, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and Turkey will also send significant numbers of students overseas.
October 8, 2013
Survey finds that just 13 percent of international applicants who used education agents knew whether they earned commissions from colleges.  
October 7, 2013
At gathering focused on global learning, faculty and others discuss diverse strategies for integrating it within the curriculum.
October 3, 2013
Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese dissident who claimed that he was forced from his fellowship at New York University because of pressure from Beijing (a claim the university has vigorously denied), has found a new academic home – well, three homes, actually.

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