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.
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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.
As American-style grade point averages cross the pond, the question remains whether a 4.0 can ever equal a "first."
The University of San Francisco plans to admit students based on their scores on the Chinese university entrance exam, the gaokao, and an interview. But is that test, with its many flaws, a good tool?
The Japanese government gives $5 million each to Columbia, Georgetown and MIT for endowed professorships in contemporary Japanese politics. Gifts come as some worry about political science shifting away from area studies.