International higher education

Hiring materials for Kean U's campus in China raise questions about whether institution is upholding antidiscrimination principles abroad

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Two job ads for Kean U's campus in China state preference for Chinese Communist Party members, while the standard employment application requests information regarding political affiliation and personal details that are generally illegal to ask for under U.S. antidiscrimination law.

In Russia, a crackdown on foreign funding and influence

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Russian universities want to internationalize, but a broader campaign on foreign funding and influence isn't helping.

Is the admissions process broken for Chinese students?

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At conference on overseas admissions, discussions focus on whether widespread reports about application fraud are leaving those who are honest feeling they have to cheat.

University of Washington and China's Tsinghua U launch institute with Microsoft millions

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The University of Washington announces a new joint institute with China's Tsinghua University -- and $40 million in funding from Microsoft.

Business is booming for American for-profits in Brazil. Is that good?

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Amid enrollment and revenue declines at home, American for-profit education companies have looked abroad, including to Brazil. But can -- and should -- Brazil's boom in proprietary education continue?

U of San Francisco gives gaokao-based admissions a try in China

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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?

Questions raised about whether American U. of Malta is really American

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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.

Some public universities are charging differentiated tuition rates or raising fees for international students

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Citing a need to expand support services, some public universities are charging differentiated tuition rates or hiking fees for international undergraduate students. But why are many of them mixing the funds with their general budgets?

Reports of troubles at Webster U.’s branch campus in Thailand

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At Webster University’s branch campus, serious concerns have been raised by faculty and others over several years about academics, student health and safety, academic freedom, and an allegedly autocratic administration. 

Mixed opinions as European Union-funded ranking effort enters second year

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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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