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Corporate pathway providers shake up international student landscape and up ante on compensation for agents

Pathway providers are shaking up the international student recruitment landscape, and the incentives they offer recruiting agents are attracting scrutiny.

More colleges hire corporate partners for international student pathway programs, with mixed results

The number of universities contracting with corporate entities to recruit for and manage first-year programs for international students keeps growing. As competition increases, institutions report mixed results with the model.

Pakistani scholars barred from Asian studies conference in India

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The Indian government is barring Pakistani scholars from participating in a conference in New Delhi co-sponsored by an American academic association.

Lawmakers discuss national security concerns and Chinese students

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As Senate subcommittee takes on issue of international students and national security, some raise concerns about generalizations that would paint Chinese students and scholars broadly as spies.

The tale of a troubled accreditor and a questionable college

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools seeks a second chance. Over the years it's accredited some questionable institutions that have been likened to visa mills.

White House reportedly weighs restrictions on Chinese citizens doing sensitive research at U.S. universities

White House reportedly considers new restrictions barring Chinese citizens from engaging in sensitive research at U.S. universities. Higher education groups say they want to protect national security interests, but U.S. universities must remain open.

Columbia, Trinity College Dublin start new dual B.A. program

Columbia and Trinity College start dual B.A. program modeled on an existing Columbia collaboration with France's Sciences Po. 

Reports that Trump administration is considering limits on visas for Chinese citizens cause concern

News reports that the Trump administration is considering restrictions on visas for Chinese citizens raise concerns about potentially “devastating” impact on American colleges and U.S. competitiveness.

FBI director testifies on Chinese students and intelligence threats

FBI director Christopher Wray tells Senate panel that American academe is naïve about the intelligence risks posed by Chinese students and scholars. Some worry his testimony risks tarring a big group of students as a security threat.

A year later the Trump administration's travel restrictions -- opposed by many in higher ed -- are having an impact

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Visa data suggest decreases in the number of individuals from countries affected by the travel ban coming to the U.S. as students or for short-term business travel, a category that includes travel related to academic conferences.

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