International higher education

NSF report documents declines in international enrollments after years of growth

NSF report shows 2.2 percent drop in undergraduate and 5.5 percent drop in graduate international enrollment.

Controversial start-up university fires founding faculty members

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American University of Malta undertakes mass firings of faculty. The start-up institution, run by a for-profit company with no track record in higher education, has struggled to find students and is mired in environmental and political controversy in Malta.

Scholars and politicians raise concerns about the Chinese government's influence over international academe

Scholars and political leaders describe increasing concerns about Chinese government influence over teaching and research in the U.S. and Australia.

New book considers pedagogical implications of influx of Chinese students into U.S. higher ed

New book looks at “who changes, how much and into what” with influx of Chinese students into U.S. universities and at the underground learning networks students cultivate.

U.S. universities report declines in enrollments of new international students; study abroad participation increases

Open Doors survey shows declines in new international students starting in fall 2016, after years of growth. This fall universities report an average 7 percent decline in new international students.

Some universities are reporting declines in international enrollments, ranging from modest to substantial

Amid concerns about visas and the political environment, some institutions are maintaining or even increasing their enrollment numbers, but many report drops, some by as much as 30 to 50 percent for new students.

In U Miami announcement on Cuba, some see an outsized role for outside groups

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After meeting with hardline, anti-Castro leaders, University of Miami says it won't enter into institutional agreements with Cuba. But what do faculty members think?

$41.5M verdict for student who fell ill on school trip to China has implications for study abroad

Could finding in favor of a high school student infected by a tick-borne disease on a school trip to China have a chilling effect on other study abroad programs?

Cambridge University Press blocks access to 300-plus articles on request of Chinese censors

Cambridge press agrees to block access in China to more than 300 articles from a key journal for scholarship on the nation.

Qatar Foundation leader discusses Education City and the blockade's impact

Interview with leader from Qatar about the small country’s Education City, which has six U.S. university partners, and how it is coping with a blockade by five Arab nations.

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