Foreign countries

Study finds limited collaboration between research elites and developing nations

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Outside of medicine, collaboration between research elites and poor nations is limited, study finds.

Academics oppose proposed higher education law in Poland

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Academics see ominous provisions in new higher ed law.

Study shows how Italy faces brain drain that defies expectations

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Analysis of Italian Ph.D. graduates finds that the milk as well as the cream leave.

Saudi plans for higher education attract enthusiasm and cautions

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Country makes large investments in universities, but experts say cultural issues could limit progress.

Critics fear European research efforts will lead to work on 'killer robots'

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As European Union increases funding for military research, some fear where drone studies could go.

Tuition freeze raises Purdue's profile -- at what cost?

Holding tuition flat since 2012-13 has raised the land-grant university’s profile and helped it grow, but it is fueling competition for resources by academic departments -- and Purdue is still working to enroll more students from Indiana.

Survey finds global boom in private higher education enrollments

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In many countries, public higher education no longer dominates, report finds.

Academics in Zimbabwe have hope and concerns for post-Mugabe era

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Scholars hope for more freedom in post-Robert Mugabe era. Many call for revoking Grace Mugabe’s Ph.D. as a key first step toward ending government intrusions.

Election victors in Czech Republic seek shift in priorities in higher education

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Observers expect a “market-oriented” approach, focused on the economy.

Turkish academics remain fearful in exile

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In Germany, they fear online harassment and the watchful eyes of those who support the Turkish government.

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