International higher education

Japanese government gives $15 million to U.S. universities for endowed professorships in Japanese politics

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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.

New reports consider whether Australia's quest for international student tuition revenue is eroding standards

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Australia considers whether the quest for tuition revenue from abroad is eroding standards.

European commission leader plans to push international and gender diversity to promote research

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European Union's new research commissioner tries to sell his agenda.

Investigation finds major gaps in protections for workers who built NYU's Abu Dhabi campus

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An investigative report found that about a third of the workers who constructed New York University’s Abu Dhabi campus were not covered under publicly articulated labor protections.

Leaders of Australian universities see pay rise as they seek more tuition funds

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As country's universities seek federal permission to raise tuition, their chief executives are seeing their pay increase sharply.

A site review committee offers extensive recommendations for improving Webster U.'s campus in Thailand

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An internal task force offers extensive recommendations for improving Webster University's campus in Thailand.

Foreign enrollments booming, Australia sees competitive edge

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Number of enrolled international students rises 10 percent, and government officials say policy changes position the country well against competitors in Europe and North America.

NYU professor is denied entry to the UAE, where the university has a campus

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After N.Y.U. professor working on migrant labor issues is barred from entering the United Arab Emirates, questions emerge about implications for faculty at the university's branch campus there.

 

Is the international branch campus phenomenon just a fad?

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Analysis of international branch campuses suggests that the trend isn't going away, but won't work for all institutions.

Initiatives seek to increase academic collaboration between the U.S. and Mexico

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Multiple governmental initiatives seek to increase academic mobility and scientific collaboration with the U.S.

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