International higher education

New protocols requiring verification of SEVIS status cause delays at ports of entry

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Students and exchange scholars are being referred to secondary inspection under policies put in place after the Boston Marathon bombings. Reported delays range from 20 minutes to three hours.

Australian study finds mismatch between degrees and jobs, but increasing job placement

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Australian graduates in the arts less likely than those in other fields to say that degree is linked to their jobs -- but IT graduates are next-lowest, report concludes.

Germany bucks global trends by abolishing tuition

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One by one, the German states have eliminated tuition fees, bucking global trends toward increased "cost sharing."

Asian American Studies association endorses the boycott of Israeli universities

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The general membership of the Association for Asian American Studies unanimously approves a resolution endorsing the boycott of Israeli universities.

 

 

 

 

 

Concerns about international student safety come to fore

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Kerry says Japanese students are deterred by fears of gun violence. Chinese and Saudi Arabian students are among victims of Boston bombings. Does growth in international student population come despite concerns on safety?

 

Report offers advice for forming partnerships with universities in Myanmar

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New report offers recommendations for forming partnerships with universities in rapidly changing country.

Speakers consider best practices for internationalizing highly regulated professional degree programs

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At best practices conference, panelists discuss strategies to incorporate international experiences into highly regulated degree programs like air traffic management and nursing.

International higher education administrators discuss the future of the field

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At gathering of senior international officers, participants discuss the dynamic state of the field. 

International students complain about the quality of education at an unaccredited California institution

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An unaccredited California institution lacks approval by the state to operate, but is allowed to enroll international students -- some of whom say the education is seriously substandard.

 

Australia adapts European Union tool for comparing universities

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Seeking to counteract rankings' intense focus on research, the country adapts a European tool that provides data on universities, warts and all.

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