International higher education

Groups raise concerns that British human rights activist is being blocked from entering U.S.

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Academic and civil liberties groups raise concerns that a prominent British human rights activist may be having difficulties getting a visa to come to the U.S. because of his advocacy activities.

A call for prerequisites for math and science in Australia

An Australian report says the disappearance of prerequisites in science and mathematics fields has many students entering universities unprepared, and urges they be reintroduced.

A Peking U. professor is fired in what's seen as a test case for academic freedom

Peking U. fires economics professor  in widely watched test case for academic freedom in China -- an outcome that some Western academics have said should raise questions about partnerships there.

Study finds increase in English language programs in continental Europe

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Report finds significant increase in master's programs taught in English in continental Europe.

 

Survey finds lack of transparency in agent relationships

Survey finds that just 13 percent of international applicants who used education agents knew whether they earned commissions from colleges.

 

Conference focuses on integrating global learning within the curriculum

At gathering focused on global learning, faculty and others discuss diverse strategies for integrating it within the curriculum.

After 15 years of expanding its presence in China, Bryant University plans branch in Zhuhai

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A campus and a palace (replica): how one university seeks to grow its presence in China.

Admissions officials discuss pending vote on use of commissioned agents in international recruiting

At annual National Association for College Admission Counseling meeting, members discuss a pending vote to permit the use of commissioned agents in international student recruiting.

USAID to continue to fund global university partnerships after all

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U.S. agency withdraws threat of sharp cuts for higher ed development programs -- but confirms that contract for association-led intermediary won't be renewed after 2015 expiration.

Colleges fear international students are purchasing inadequate health plans on private market

College officials raise concerns about the private international student health insurance market, where there are plans that exclude coverage for chemotherapy or only pay up to $3,000 for surgery.

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