International higher education

Open Lands, Closed Books

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Reports charge that college endowments are financing "land grabs" in Africa -- renewing questions about the ethical issues of fund management.

Unasked Questions

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Leading South African academic critiques how the higher education press and Western universities view the developing world.

Nuances of Brain Drain

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Does globalization mean that the best talent is destined to flock to selected countries? Are equity issues being ignored?

Access and Equity -- Worldwide

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University leaders from 80 countries gather for triennial meeting.

Speedier Visas

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A Government Accountability Office report released Friday finds that the average time foreign scholars and students must wait for a key federal visa review has shrunk to about two weeks from more than two months last year, according to the Associated Press.

Foreign Applications Fall Again

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Survey finds a 5 percent drop in those seeking a graduate education, following a 28 percent decline last year.

Cost and Safety, or Politics?

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A community college district abandons a program in Spain, citing terror and cost concerns. One trustee blames Spain's withdrawal of troops in Iraq.

Visa Crisis Over, State Dept. Claims

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Educators dispute rosy analysis and say foreign students continue to face obstacles.

Falling Behind in International Education

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A Congressional hearing suggests an easing of visa problems but a looming crisis in U.S. competitiveness.

Remaining in Spain

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A few weeks after ending study abroad program in Spain for practical and political reasons, a community collegereverses itself.

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