Experts consider impact of English as global language of instruction

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While English is on the rise as language of instruction worldwide, experts consider whether it is as universal as some say -- and whether its expansion has downsides.

Report finds countries hosting universities from other countries lack basic information about operations

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Countries with campuses from other nations lack agreement on how to define such arrangements, track data from institutions and assure quality control, report says.

Survey asks citizens of rural Midwestern town about perceptions of international students

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Results from a survey of community members' perceptions of international students in a rural Midwestern town suggest there's plenty of room for improvement.

At international education conference, panelists focus on diversifying study abroad participation

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At international education meeting, speakers discuss ways to attract nonwhite and low-income students.

Hungarian University Will Require Course on Holocaust

Pazmany Peter Catholic University, in Hungary, has announced that it will require all undergraduates to take a course on the Holocaust, Hungarian Free Press reported. The course will be developed by two professors from Tel Aviv University.

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Survey of European universities finds end to boom in branch campuses

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Survey of European universities finds other approaches top their internationalization agendas.

Report Considers Global Rise in Youth Unemployment

A new report on youth employability from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development finds that 39 million 16- to 29-year-olds across the OECD countries were not employed and not in education or training in 2013 -- an increase of 5 million since before the economic crisis in 2008. The report, titled "Skills Outlook 2015," finds that young people are twice as likely to be unemployed as "prime-age" adults, and that even youths who find employment "often face institutionalized obstacles to developing their skills and advancing their careers. For example, one in four employed young people is on a temporary contract. These workers tend to use their skills less and have fewer training opportunities than workers on permanent contracts. Meanwhile, 12 percent of employed young people are overqualified for their job."

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Students at Webster Campus in London Lose Federal Aid

Dozens of students at Webster University's campus in London have lost their federal financial aid after the university violated U.S. Department of Education regulations, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Neither the university nor the government elaborated on the nature of the violation, the end result of which, the newspaper noted, is that some students "now find themselves without a way to pay for the courses needed to graduate." Webster has tried to assist the affected students in a number of ways, including by helping them apply for private loans, by directly offering its own interest-free loans and by giving students the opportunity to transfer to another Webster campus or take courses online.

Webster, a private university based in St. Louis, operates dozens of locations across the U.S. and internationally. The issues regarding financial aid access at the London campus come in the wake of wide-ranging problems reported at Webster's campus in Thailand, as documented in an Inside Higher Ed article and an internal Webster committee report.

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U of Texas Looks Outside U.S. for Sport Venues

The University of Texas at Austin may schedule a football game in Mexico City by 2020, as part of a plan to build the university's international brand, the Associated Press reported. The university's men's basketball team is already scheduled to play the University of Washington in China this November -- the first regular-season contest involving college teams in that country.

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Debate Over Massey U's New Ad Campaign

A new ad campaign by Massey University has set off a debate over the strategy being used by the New Zealand university. Various ads portray students with an “I am…” tag line. An ad being both criticized and defended (at right) features a female student appearing to walk on water in a sundress. The ad says “I am a game changer.” A column in Waikato Times called the student a “pixie vixen” and made fun of the idea that this approach would attract students. He asked if Massey was seeking students for dates or an education and, if the latter, whether it was to learn to walk on water.

It turns out the ad featured not a model, but a real student, Catherine Cater. She defended the ad in a Facebook post in which she called the criticism sexist. Addressing the columnist, she wrote, “You have ignored the age old rule of ‘never judge a book by its cover’ and have allowed yourself to judge me solely on my looks, as opposed to my intelligence, personality and character.”

The university is also defending the ad campaign and noting that the campaign consists of more than the one ad showing Cater. (Another ad is below.)

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