Business is booming for American for-profits in Brazil. Is that good?

Amid enrollment and revenue declines at home, American for-profit education companies have looked abroad, including to Brazil. But can -- and should -- Brazil's boom in proprietary education continue?

Laureate's growing global network of institutions

Laureate Education has quietly become an 800,000-student behemoth and a major player in global higher education. So what is the company, exactly?

Colleges seek collaborations with Brazil

Inspired by the scale of the Science Without Borders program, universities seize opportunities to expand partnerships in Brazil.

Brazilian academics vow to resist threats to freedom


Campuses have been stormed by military police. Students are being encouraged to report on instructors.

Academics in Brazil worry about rise of right


Academics fear lack of support for research and for free expression.

Judith Butler discusses being burned in effigy and protested in Brazil

Outside a conference she helped organize, the noted philosopher and gender theorist was burned (as a witch) in effigy. She describes the opposition and the experience of being attacked in this way.

Debate over essay question and role of Brazil's admissions exam


A controversial question is both praised and criticized, drawing attention to the powerful role of a single test.

Controversy over Brazilian university's request to identify Israeli students


University in Brazil, acting at behest of pro-Palestinian groups, sought to compile information about students or employees from Israel on its campus.

Impoverished neighborhood in Rio pushing to get university campus the government promised

In impoverished part of Rio, struggles to get a branch campus that the government pledged to build there.

Some students in Brazil's study abroad program are being sent back

Failure to meet language proficiency requirements forces some students in Brazil's international science program to go home.


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