NYU reinvents itself as a "global network university," but critics at home question the creation of campuses in nondemocratic countries and the effect of rapid international expansion on programs in Greenwich Village.
Russia wants to build a top university, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, from scratch. “Skoltech” enjoys the patronage of politicians and mentorship from MIT, but some fear the “best” is being built at expense of the base.
Eager to increase their international enrollments, colleges create more conditional admission and pathway options for students lacking in English language proficiency. The challenge: uphold minimum standards while expanding access.