International Higher Education
In South Africa the struggle for free tuition -- and fundamental university transformation -- continues after massive student protests.
A series of scandals has led to increased political and media scrutiny of a visa program important to colleges.
Multiple programs and scholarships seek to help refugees from Syria and elsewhere obtain higher education, but the need dwarfs the response.
Adam Habib, vice chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand, discusses how he plans to recruit more black academics without resorting to a freeze on the hiring of white academics.
The board chair at the U of British Columbia objects to a professor's blog post on the president's sudden resignation -- fueling further concerns about that university's still unexplained leadership transition.
With a deal to limit Iran's nuclear program and relieve sanctions pending, U.S. universities look ahead to new possibilities for cooperation. But even as institutions contemplate sending students there, some flag safety and human rights concerns.
Russian universities want to internationalize, but a broader campaign on foreign funding and influence isn't helping.
At congressional hearing, officials at American institutions operating in China say that academic freedom is preserved.
New report documents a range of types of attacks on higher education worldwide, including killings, imprisonments, wrongful dismissals and expulsions, and restrictions on the movements of students and scholars.
The University of Washington announces a new joint institute with China's Tsinghua University -- and $40 million in funding from Microsoft.
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