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Mar 30, 2015
As it releases its second annual ranking, the European Union's U-Multirank project continues to face challenges, but many see value in the effort to revise the way rankings are done.

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"Globalization in Higher Education" is a free compilation of articles -- in print-on-demand format -- about long-term trends in the recruitment of foreign students, study abroad, internationalization of the curriculum, online education and more. The articles aren't breaking news -- they contain analysis and context about long-term trends and some of the strategies colleges are embracing. Download the booklet here.

This booklet is part of a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.

On Tuesday, April 15 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman conducted a free webinar to talk about the issues raised in the booklet's articles. To view the webinar, please click here.

This booklet was made possible in part by the advertising support of Academic Partnerships.

 

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July 1, 2010

WASHINGTON -- Sudirman, a graduate of the Muhammadiyah teaching college in Surakarta, Indonesia, did not need an American education to wind up memorialized in a six-foot portrait on the wall of the Indonesian embassy. But then again, driving out Dutch colonialists is not as big an industry today as it was in the 1940s.

June 30, 2010

For U.S. universities, India remains a frontier of sorts. “Right now, we’re basically doing exploration of India, trying to figure out what the path forward is there,” said the president of Georgia State University, Mark P. Becker, who traveled to India this spring. Georgia State isn’t interested in opening a branch campus in India – one, because it doesn’t have the resources and two, because, Becker said, “it’s not exactly clear why we would want to do that at this point.” But the university – like many others in the U.S.

June 22, 2010

WASHINGTON – Given the influence of rapid globalization and the emergence of knowledge-based societies, the universities of the future will bear virtually no resemblance to those of today. Or so argued a group of American and Asian education leaders who gathered here Monday to speculate on how the sector may evolve to meet future challenges.

June 9, 2010

Canada -- a country with a tradition of academic freedom and strong faculty unions -- is having a major debate over what academic freedom is and who should define it.

June 7, 2010

KANSAS CITY, MO. -- In March, 11 years after its inception, the European Higher Education Area became an actual place, its 47 member nations having agreed, among other things, to develop comparable and easily transferable degrees -- with a focus on learning outcomes -- in a sweeping attempt to make higher education more student-centered and promote student mobility throughout the continent.

June 4, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For U.S. universities interested in internationalizing their campuses, China is the promised land. Almost invariably, as part of their internationalization strategies, U.S. universities have sought to develop exchange agreements, dual or joint degree options, and/or short-term study abroad programs in this country of more than a billion people. They’ve even tried to open branch campuses, albeit without much success.

June 3, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The demands on leaders of study abroad programs can be humbling.

June 2, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Expo Hall at the 62nd annual NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference evokes Disney’s Epcot Center. Foreign countries have staked out territory here in America’s heartland to promote themselves as destinations for international students: Study in Japan, Malaysia, Korea; “Study in the heart of Europe!” (in Belgium). Over in Canadian country, signs prompt passers-by to “Imagine studying in” -- “Étudier en” -- British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan…. Quebec’s universities have a separate booth nearby: “A unique crossroads.”

May 25, 2010

The law of supply and demand drove SKEMA, a French business school, to open campuses in the emerging markets of China and Morocco, and to start planning for expansion into India, Brazil and possibly Russia.

But the decision to set up shop in the United States was driven by something a bit more emotional. “For European students, this is a dream; America is a dream for them,” says Alice Guilhon, the school’s dean. “And it is a dream for us, to be known in the U.S.”

May 10, 2010

To a cash-strapped public university, the promise of hundreds of new international applicants each year, paying full out-of-state tuition and spreading the institution’s name around the world, might be too good to pass up.

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