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.
International Higher Education
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.
Project in Malta is led by Jordanian company. Proponents say DePaul is playing a key role, but a university statement says it won't be awarding degrees.
Australia considers whether the quest for tuition revenue from abroad is eroding standards.
Researchers protest effort to limit funding to projects that reflect business priorities -- and charge that basic science is being abandoned.