International higher education

What happened to Texas A&M's plan to open a branch campus in Nazareth?

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Texas A&M announced two years ago that it would build a branch campus in Nazareth. Here's the story of what's happened since.

Republican presidential candidate -- and immigration hardliner -- Donald Trump sends welcoming message to international students

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The Republican presidential candidate known for his hard-line stance on illegal immigration wants international students to be able to stay in the U.S. to work after graduation.

At UBC, roiling from a president's resignation, board chair is accused of interfering in academic affairs

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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.

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.

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