International higher education

In South Africa, push continues for free tuition and adequate support

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In South Africa the struggle for free tuition -- and fundamental university transformation -- continues after massive student protests.

Should universities include internationally focused criteria in tenure and promotion policies?

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As universities seek to globalize, should they include internationally focused criteria in their tenure and promotion policies? A new report analyzes policies with such indicators.

At Generation Study Abroad summit, discussions focus on how to double U.S. study abroad participation

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At the Generation Study Abroad summit, a shared goal is to increase -- and diversify -- the pool of American students going overseas.

The Syrian refugee crisis and higher education

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Multiple programs and scholarships seek to help refugees from Syria and elsewhere obtain higher education, but the need dwarfs the response.

A new era of U.S.-Iranian educational exchange?

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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.

Student droput rates soar as Australian universities open admissions access

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Since Australian universities won the right to enroll any students they deemed qualified, the proportion of students failing out has spiked, especially from online programs.

Council of Graduate Schools survey shows continuing increase in international student applications

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Council of Graduate Schools survey shows 2 percent rise in international student applications, with more interest from India but drops in applications from China and for business degrees. Survey includes a first breakdown of applications by degree level.

WikiLeaks memo sheds new light on 2012 cheating scandal involving Saudi students

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Saudi Arabian students are snared in a grade-change scandal at Montana Tech that became a diplomatic incident.

Report calls attention to the 'crisis' in attacks on higher education worldwide

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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.

Senator's letter provides insight into possible changes to expand postgraduation work program for international students

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A senator's letter provides insight into possible changes planned for the optional practical training program that allows international students to work in the U.S. postgraduation.

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