Multiple programs and scholarships seek to help refugees from Syria and elsewhere obtain higher education, but the need dwarfs the response.
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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.
Some of the top poverty scholars in northern regions are now working with emerging academics from more southern countries, in hopes of expanding research on poverty.
Suicide of a researcher leads to more discussion of financial expectations on professors at British universities.
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